Arkansas man shoots blind dog 5 times for having accident in house

In Texarkana, Arkansas, a man is alleged to have shot a blind dog five times because it had an accident in the house earlier in the day. Charles Shuttleworth, 35, was arrested on June 10 and faces felony animal cruelty charges after neighbors residing on 34th Street called police after hearing a woman screaming.

According to the Texarkana Gazette, deputies from the Texarkana Police Department arrived at the home of a woman who stated she had been sleeping on the living room sofa when she heard loud bangs. She rushed into the kitchen and found her 15-year-old blind Blue Heeler, named Lefty lying in a pool of blood on the floor.

The woman claimed Shuttleworth was extremely intoxicated at the time he shot and killed Lefty and had been angry with the dog because of his incontinence earlier in the day.

Lefty had been blind for the last few years, but according to his owner was otherwise “healthy and full of life.”

Shuttleworth has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and was released after posting a $25,000 bond. If found guilty, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

Rest in peace Lefty.

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6 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Lefty did not deserve to die because he had an accident in the house……. that’s part of pet ownership….. occasionally there will be accidents and messes…….

    This POS has earned himself a reserved space in the hottest part of Hell where he will burn forever for his cruelty. He can’t get to Hell fast enough!!!

    Precious treasure Lefty, I have faith that you are absolutely in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends.

    • Angela pierson says:

      There should be a no bond status on his behind I don’t like dogs murderers dog killers dog fighting dog abusers

  2. Kat says:

    Intoxicated or not he did not have to shoot him 5 times for having an accident in the house. The dog was 15 years old for God’s sake. Accidents will happen with any animal! Shoot him 5 times and be done with it! No trial, no jail time, taxpayer dollars saved.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Charles Shuttleworth is a disgusting POS that should be shot 5 times. I do hope that if he was living with this woman that she has kicked him to the curb. Rest in peace Lefty, you didn’t deserve this!


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