A story out of Lamar County, Texas, is enough to make one lose faith in humanity. A woman took to social media to recount a heartbreaking situation which resulted in a dog allegedly being shot to death. The woman, Kristi, described a dog who was removed from a frozen puddle, in 17-degree weather, only to be taken back to its owner and ultimately shot to death.
The woman described what she claims to have happened after she called for help on the dog’s behalf:
I just want everyone to know that Lamar County has just swept the criminal acts committed against the dog that I called in on February 8th, 2019 under the rug…I was told by DEPUTY WHITSELL that he had to take the dog back from me because criminal charges were going to be filed against the owners!
I already had the dog in my Camaro with the heat full blast when he got there & told him that he could arrest me for it…He flat out lied to me and told me that he had to get a court order from a judge to seize the dog from the property.
She goes on:
he called the owners & RELEASED the dog back to them to dispose of…this dog had been laying in a frozen puddle of water for 3 days that I know of…in 17 degree weather…he was nothing but a pile of ribs…he had huge icicles hanging all over his body…the side of his face was completely swelled out…when I pulled up there were 4 buzzards on the ground walking around him…it is assumed that the dog was put down on that day…
Kristi updated her Facebook post to announce that the dog was shot to death by his owners after the deputy returned him – she states that it was their was of “putting him down.”
On her public Facebook post, Kristi states that she is “disappointed” in what happened and that she wants justice for the dog. She is asking for people to contact the sheriff’s office at 903-737-2400 to demand justice for the dog who was killed. She writes:
I told the sheriff’s office that I would not bring this to social media unless I had to…I gave them 2 weeks…I’m not getting anywhere…I’m a nice person…I just want justice for this dog…as of this evening, the sheriff office has told individuals calling to complain that they are not at liberty to talk about this case…keep calling…903-737-2400…now we are getting somewhere
Find Kristi’s Facebook post here.
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