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Man who killed neighbor’s dogs and posted it to Facebook is taken into custody

A Texas volunteer firefighter has turned himself into authorities after a photo he posted to Facebook, allegedly showing his neighbor’s dogs that he shot to death, went globally viral.

A Texas volunteer firefighter has turned himself into authorities after a photo he posted to Facebook, allegedly showing his neighbor’s dogs that he shot to death, went globally viral.

Tim Conatser, of Hunt County, Texas, posted the graphic photo to his Facebook account last week, claiming that it showed his neighbor’s dogs dead on the ground, along with the caption, “Somebody didn’t put any truth my warning. Keep your damn dogs on your property.”

According to the Washington Post, the 20-year-old was taken into custody this Wednesday and is being held at the Hunt County Jail on two felony animal cruelty charges. His bond is set at $10,000.

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For the animal cruelty charges, Conatser faces up to two years in prison, but Texas law might allow him to walk free. Under certain circumstances, a dog or coyote that attacks livestock can be killed lawfully by a landowner and there’s a record of Conatser complaining to another neighbor that the dogs were repeatedly coming on his property and attacking his livestock.

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Conatser was fired from the Union Valley Volunteer Fire Department after the photo went viral last Wednesday.

H/T The Huffington Post, Featured image courtesy of NBCFW-5

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  1. Frank

    March 6, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Put this guy in jail and throw away the key!

  2. Laurie Neufeld

    March 6, 2015 at 3:33 am

    WHAT livestock? That’s not even a fenced pasture. And looking at his picture, I see he’s yet another one of those “big head, tiny features” cretins that’s usually in the news for a shooting. Must be something congenital.

  3. Teri White Sheep Farm

    March 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Unless, these acts are punished to the fullest, animal abuse will continue!
    As it just gives them free reign to kill defenseless animals, knowing they will never have to do any time! Give him the 2 years and fine him. Somebody somewhere has to make an example out of at least one of these sicko’s!

  4. Oscar Goods

    March 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    So what part of personal responsibly of the pet owner to keep their pet off of other people property is ignored here. These dogs did not have to die. I blame the owner of the dogs. He was warned but for some reason the pet owner believes his pets has more rights that the property’s owner. It could have been avoided if the pet owner did not let his dogs just run around wherever they want to go. I cant tell you how many time people leave dog poop in other peoples yards. Blame the pet owner its the pet owner fault for failing to control their pet.

  5. Nitewish21

    March 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    His neighbor should have kept better care of his dogs,Just because you have a dog does not give you the right to allow them to trespass where ever they want.I have seen too many peole just let their animals run loose, if you are going to have an animal, any kind, then take a little responsibility and make sure your animals stay on your property.

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