A now former ACO with Indianapolis AC & C allegedly stole ketamine, a drug which immobilizes animals but still allows them to feel pain, from her job and used it on puppies at her house. Specifically, she would allegedly inject a puppy with ketamine, place him on her washing machine, tape his mouth shut so he couldn’t defend himself, then cut up his ears. One of these puppies reportedly threw up after having his first ear cut up and because his mouth was taped shut, choked to death on his vomit. She allegedly tried to hide the evidence:
Ashley Chastain, a commander with animal control at the time, then buried the body of the 2-month-old puppy in her backyard, the affidavit says.
Someone who knows Chastain apparently went to the police, providing them with photos of bloodied puppies on the uh, washing machine surgical suite. He also gave police a bag of ears.
Well fuck. After all the horrifying things I’ve had to write on this blog now I’ve got to add bag of ears to the list.
Chastain has been charged by Marion Co with three counts of torturing an animal. News of her arrest spread on social media and one heartbroken man says he recognized her as the ACO who stole his puppy.
But let’s not be part of the problem by complaining with our keyboards. Remember, it’s a hard job and nobody wants to kill animals and they’re doing the best they can and instead of hating you should donate some money so the shelter can buy more ketamine. I hear they’re running low.
(Thanks Clarice for the links.)