Archive for March 2nd, 2017
The unidentified 74-year-old woman was cited for animal cruelty after a neighbor reported her to authorities and posted images of the dog on Facebook.
The woman is from Phenix City, Alabama, but was house sitting for a daughter in Columbus, Georgia, when the incident occurred.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said police went to the home Monday after a complaint from a citizen.
The mayor described what happened this way: “The dog kills the chicken … So she said that she duct-taped the dead chicken to the dog to, quote, ‘Teach it a lesson not to kill her chickens.'”
The woman told police that’s what people do in the country to train dogs not to kill chickens, the mayor told the Ledger-Enquirer.
Apparently, the woman had brought the live chicken with her from Alabama.
It wasn’t immediately confirmed if the dog, described as a pit bull, belonged to her or her daughter.
The incident set off a lengthy Facebook debate after Columbus resident Hannah Gillespie posted pictures of the dog:
Gillespie said in the post that the dead chicken remained taped to the dog’s neck for at least nine hours.
The ongoing Facebook debate took a dramatic turn when a someone claiming to be the woman in question posted, in a message to all the critics, that she had taken the dog to be euthanized.
Gillespie later commented on Facebook that the dog was still alive, and remained in the woman’s custody.
Posted by John Woestendiek March 2nd, 2017 under Muttsblog.
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