An Ohio couple is facing charges for allegedly killing their dog with a nail gun. According to USA Today, the horrific incident took place earlier this month in Newark.
The couple accused of the cruel act are identified as Brandon Cooper, 24, and Sindel McWhorter, 22 – the victimized dog, a pit bull, was found buried in their backyard. The couple has claimed that they put the dog down because she had bitten a child.
Animal Control Officer Toby Wills, who responded to the couple’s home, found the dog’s blood on the floor – when asked about how many times the dog was shot, he was told, “one to kill it and a second one to make sure it was dead.”
Jodi Houser of Newark Veterinary Hospital, has stated that the dog likely suffered before she died – she stated, “In my professional opinion, the form of euthanasia used by this owner was one of the least humane and most painful that I could imagine. This dog did not deserve to suffer simply because the owner did not pursue an alternative solution.”
Cooper and McWhorter are facing charges for lying to an animal control officer, and Cooper is facing a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
(Stock image of pit bull via Pixabay)
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
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