A puppy shot by Otis McCulley has died and neighbors are horrified over the incident. The 6-month-old dog entered the Washington man’s yard after escaping through a fence, according to Examiner. Kathy Davis said her husband called to tell her the puppy was bleeding everywhere.
“He said, ‘Rowdy had been shot.’ I said, ‘How do you know?’ And he said, ‘He’s got a big old hole in his gut and he’s bleeding out everywhere,'”
The family later learned that the puppy had escape from its enclosure into the 82-year-old’s yard. At first, the puppy wasn’t doing anything wrong but sniffing around his yard. But then the puppy began to squat near a tree.
“looked like the dog was about to poop … I shot the f*cking thing.”
The puppy shot by Otis McCulley wasn’t the only one that entered his yard over the years. This was the first time he actually pulled out a gun on one for walking on his property. However, he has been charged in Benton County with animal cruelty, according to KOMO News.
The puppy left blood stains all over the front porch. Vets recovered a hollow point .22 round from the puppy, but couldn’t save Rowdy. It was a sad day for the puppy owners after the vet tried everything to save Rowdy.
Kathy Davis pointed out that she would have been happy to patch the hole in the fence if McCulley had just let her know that the puppy had escaped. And Davis was also upset that McCulley had fired a rifle so close to her home. She said other neighbors are now terrified of Otis McCulley.
“There are so many different ways that this could have been dealt with. Rather than taking out a gun like that and shooting at our dog, at our house, towards our family.”
The puppy shot by Otis McCulley could have justice. The Davis family said that they would pursue civil action in court for the shooting, notes The Inquisitr. For his part, McCulley has denied owning hollow point rounds, although he admitted to shooting the puppy.