Scott William Beadles and his wife reportedly operate a tax-exempt rescue called Furry Smiles in Buckeye, AZ. On January 12, Beadles went to a Petsmart to pick up some kennels belonging to Furry Smiles and told an employee that his pitbull had gotten into a fight with a maltipoo at his home and that he’d killed the maltipoo:
The report stated that Beadles does not own a gun so he “put it out of its misery” by kicking and stomping its head.
The employee apparently notified police. With any luck, this is the most disturbing thing you’ll read today:
The employee told police that Beadles said the small dog was whimpering and trying to crawl to him when he decided to stomp its head until it was dead, according to the statement.
The Beadles’ landlord found the tiny dog’s remains in a trash can on the property. A necropsy on the dog found puncture wounds and numerous fractures of the skull.
Beadles was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.
I wonder how many hoops applicants have to jump through in order to be approved to adopt a pet from Furry Smiles.
(Thanks Clarice for sending me this story.)