Dog Shooting Case Dismissed

Posted by Scott Heiser, Director of ALDF's Criminal Justice Program on January 19, 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.


One thought on “Dog Shooting Case Dismissed

  1. Shannon Martel says:

    If Michael Vick was white and not a football player Obama would not give him the time of day. Vick never gave the dogs a second chance why should we. I say show him the same mercy he gave those dogs. What is that number to call Obama. I want to call him also.