Montgomery Co in Texas is investigating itself to determine how one of its off duty sheriff’s deputies visited the county shelter to adopt a dog and ended up allegedly beating three dogs with a two-by-four in the back before having his adoption processed out front. (You probably want to go back and re-read that so I’ll pause for a moment here.)
The Courier of Montgomery Co reports that on Saturday, the MCSO deputy and his family were in the shelter’s exercise area with three dogs, including a friendly male pitbull mix named Rock who was reportedly a staff favorite. There was apparently no shelter staff supervising the family. Not saying the guy got special treatment because he was a sheriff’s deputy but, unless the staff is totally lax with everyone who comes to visit, it seems like a possibility.
When the three dogs started fighting, the deputy allegedly picked up a board and began beating the dogs. Rock apparently got it in the head and was left with neurological damage so severe that he had to be euthanized. The other two dogs are described as “seriously injured” but the county won’t say what their status is. They’re probably fine, you know.
After the bloodshed, the deputy apparently went up front and got the adoption paperwork processed and took home his new pet. Not saying the guy got special treatment because he was a sheriff’s deputy but, unless shelter policy states adopters can’t be denied for any reason including leaving a trail of blood from the exercise area to the adoption desk, it seems like a possibility.
Shelter director Dr. Todd Hayden told the Courier he didn’t know why three dogs were in the exercise area together, where the two-by-four came from or who Rock was. And:
“We are working with the DA and the dog is going to Texas A&M tomorrow (Monday) for a necropsy.”
Right. Because maybe Rock had heartworms or hookworms or earthworms or any other possible thing that his death could be pinned on besides having his skull cracked by a sheriff’s deputy. Not saying the guy is getting special treatment because he is a sheriff’s deputy – well, actually.
As far as how the guy’s adoption was processed and he was given a dog to take home, Hayden offered this:
He said the front desk personnel was unaware of the situation unfolding at the back of the shelter.
Gee, maybe they need to institute an Adopter Carnage Alert system to take care of this little loophole. Or at least a quick visual inspection to determine the adopter isn’t covered in flecks of gray matter and blood.
Anyway, don’t criticize. Until the stupid public spays and neuters their pets, I guess we just have to accept. I can’t wait to find out that Rock had Jelly Head Syndrome or a bum ticker or whatever cause of death that will not be attributable to being Negan’d with a two-by-four.