Pop quiz: Your mother-in-law’s stray pup doesn’t like your toddler and animal control is closed – what do you do?
A 6 month old puppy, described as a “Corgi/Jack Russell terrier mix” weighing 15 – 20 pounds, was taken in as a stray by a Jacksonville, FL family. When relatives came to visit with their 2 year old daughter, the pup reportedly “tried to bite” the kid. (Note – it doesn’t say the dog bit the kid, just that he “tried”.) The toddler’s father, 31 year old Morgen Dallon Ingerson of GA, felt a need to protect his child, which is certainly understandable.
Mr. Ingerson says he tried to call animal control but they were closed due to the July 4th holiday. So he took the next logical step: He weighted down the dog’s leash with a brick so the pup couldn’t get away, bashed his head in with a shovel, cut off the pup’s head, skinned it and gouged out the eyes. The next day, he brought the head and the skin in a bag to animal control to be tested for rabies.
Mr. Ingerson was charged with animal cruelty and released on $10,000 bail. The dog’s head is being tested for rabies. Mr. Ingerson “listed his job as volunteer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services”. Gee, how lucky for Georgia’s wildlife.