PARKER COUNTY (CBSDFW.com) – A woman accused of shooting her dog in the head and abandoning the dog’s ten puppies was arrested Sunday, Parker County Sheriff’s said.
Tammy Green Douglas, 44, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
Douglas was released from the Parker County Jail after posting a $3,000 bond.
Investigators say they were inundated with tips after releasing a photo of the abandoned dog and her pups, who were still trying to nurse.
Tipster identified the dog as Aowa and it’s owner as Douglas, who admitted to investigators that she became “agitated” before shooting Aowa with a 9mm handgun, according to a news release.
Douglas then abandoned Aowa’s body and her puppies along Raley Road, the news release said.
“We don’t have an animal problem, we’ve got a people problem,” said Sheriff Larry Fowler.
One puppy died Sunday.
They are in the care of Angels & Outlaws 2nd Chance Bully Ranch in Hico, Tx.
Hundreds of people from around the world have applied to adopt the abandoned puppies, said Jennifer Aikman, who heads Angels & Outlaws.
The remaining nine puppies are in good condition, Aikman said, mostly due to two surrogate dog mothers who stepped in to nurse the abandoned pups.
Dog advocates like Aikman say it was a senseless killing that should lend an important lesson to dog owners.
“We need to spay and neuter and if we can’t hold ourselves responsible and take care of that then Texas needs a spay a neuter law,” Aikman said.
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