Dog Shooting Case DismissedPosted by Scott Heiser, Director of ALDF's Criminal Justice Program on January 19th, 2011
On the third day of trial, Judge Bob LeBlanc dismissed the case against Christopher Comins, acquitting him of all charges related to the May 2008 shooting of two Siberian husky dogs in Orange County, Florida. Reportedly claiming that the dogs were harassing a calf, Comins allegedly shot both of the dogs multiple times - continuing to shoot after the dogs were already wounded and down - while ignoring the pleas of their owner who was in close pursuit of them after their escape from his control. One of the dogs ultimately lost an eye. Here is a video of the incident:
Thank you to everyone who wrote letters, attended court proceedings and showed support for this case. Please continue to speak out on behalf of animals by working with your elected officials to strengthen animal protection laws in your community.