Attention Orlando, Florida Residents: Please Attend This HearingPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on June 24, 2009
Witnessed by several and videotaped by at least one, Christopher Comins shot two Siberian husky dogs who had come onto a property where Comins happened to be walking in May 2008. 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. While both dogs recovered, one of them lost an eye due to the shooting.
How You Can Help
Two misdemeanor counts of animals cruelty against Christopher M. Comins have been upgraded to the felony level. A hearing date has been continued until June 26, 2009. Locals are encouraged to support the prosecution and attend the court proceedings. Always contact the Court to confirm court dates as they are subject to change. Read why attending court proceedings is important.
Orange County Circuit Court
425 North Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
Advocates outside the Orlando area can help too! Send a letter to Florida State Attorney Lawson Lamar, encouraging that the maximum penalty be sought upon conviction.
Thank you for supporting this case and taking a stand against animal cruelty!