An Asheboro, North Carolina man has been charged with striking a dog twice in the head with a hammer. According to the press release posted on the Facebook page of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Robert A. Graves stated Clinton Lamont McQueen, 48, has been charged with animal cruelty.
On January 9, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, accompanied by the Randolph County Animal Control, arrived at McQueen’s residence about a dog allegedly struck and killed with a hammer just moments before the emergency call was made. After authorities arrived, they found a badly injured, suffering dog with a serious head injury. The dog was transferred to a local veterinary office for treatment where is was determined the dog’s injuries were too severe for him to survive, and humane euthanasia was performed. A subsequent necropsy determined the dog died from injuries relating to the incident. No motive for the alleged cruelty has been announced.
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