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Texas man shoots neighbor’s dogs and posts it to Facebook, world reacts with disgust

A Texas volunteer firefighter is under criminal investigation after authorities he posted a picture of two dead dogs on Facebook with a message to his neighbors that he had warned them to keep the animals away from his house.

A Texas volunteer firefighter is under criminal investigation after authorities he posted a picture of two dead dogs on Facebook with a message to his neighbors that he had warned them to keep the animals away from his house.

The photo posted to Tim Conatser’s Facebook account showed two dogs, apparently shot to death, along with the warning:

“Somebody didn’t put any truth [to] my warning. Keep your damn dogs on your property.”

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Union Valley Fire Department chief Edward Ragsdale suspended Conaster when he learned of the photo, but not before his department was flooded on social media with angry messages and even threats – from all around the world.

From NBCDFW.com:

“We’ve had I don’t know how many hits,” he said. “We’ve had (them) from as far away as England, Portugal, Canada, every state in the union.”

Hunt County Constable Terry Jones said his office has launched a criminal investigation based on the Facebook post.

He said he did not know who owned the dogs and added that nobody had filed a complaint.

News of the Facebook post spread quickly in Hunt County, where many people were critical.

“I don’t think you should have put that on social media, and the way he made it sound is horrible,” said Brittany Clark, who works at a Royse City insurance office.

Watch a report from NBC 5 in the video below:

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26 Comments

  1. Otto Olivera

    February 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I hope they throw this disgusting POS in prison and let HIM get some “doggy-style” from the other inmates!

  2. Jeb

    February 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    idiot trigger happy gun owners just looking for something or someone to kill.

  3. Appleannie

    February 26, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    What a POS.

  4. cjonsson1

    February 27, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Wait til this killer’s neighbor dog owners find out about this. If he owns dogs I fear for their lives. Flashing his fireman’s badge? Really? Firemen save lives.

  5. Kyle

    February 27, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Don’t lump the rest of us gun owners in with this fuckin martian. Owning a gun doesn’t make someone kill innocent animals. I’ve owned guns my entire life and never once killed a domesticated animal.

  6. Eric Fredericksen

    February 27, 2015 at 3:17 am

    What a Jackass!!

  7. jean jordan

    February 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Take his guns away and lock him up. Maybe i will move next door to him and make his life HELL!!!! I have two german shephards that are ex milatary…..just sayin

  8. Ginger

    February 27, 2015 at 10:51 am

    These were living beings…he is a time bomb waiting for the next step….if he could do this out of spite for humans….humans could be next….but of course, he would cover that up.

  9. Ben Dover

    February 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I love that there is a correction to the Facebook post but didn’t catch the mistake in the article:

    “…after authorities [said] he posted a picture of two dead dogs…”

  10. David Shepard

    February 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    IMO. All of those people complaining are most likely dog owners, that could be considered Bad owners. They most likely let their animals run wherever they want so the dogs poop in other peoples yard. Rarely do you find bad dogs, often you find bad owners. Suck it up and TRAIN your pets!

  11. Mike

    February 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I think he deserves the same fate. Get over “your property”. There are better ways to handle things. I hope that neighbor didn’t have children. What a despicable being he is. Doesn’t deserve the “human” part.

  12. Mike

    February 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Guy can’t even speak English… I’m not surprised.

  13. Justin Shiffler

    February 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Just another coward with a gun. Cowards need guns. If two dogs were a threat to my kids I would kill them with my bare hands and teeth. IF. I really like dogs though and would put more effort into finding who the owners were. COWARD.

  14. Faylene Marie Gostanian-Whalin

    February 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    People like this need eliminated.

  15. Todd DeWitt

    February 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    The dog owners are the responsible party. Dogs cannot be given free reign by law. He issued a warning so this isnt a repeat incident. the gun owner might be a dick, but the blame goes to the dog owners.

    Its not what I would have done, but he was within his rights. If the dogs destroyed any of his property the pet owners are legally responsible even if he killed them. Be responsible pet owners.

    An FYI, we dont have the whole story. The dogs might have killed some livestock or growled at children. If that was the case, I would have done the same thing.

  16. Madeleine Buckley

    February 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    This is one of the reasons that people should not be allowed to have guns. It goes to their heads. Those poor creatures. What did they do to die like that? Someone should tie that idiot up and beat him till he dies.

  17. Mary Sue Sagor

    February 28, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Animal cruelty is now a felony in all 50 states (or so I read), and he should be among the first to be prosecuted!!

  18. Shay Farrell

    March 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    If that bastard comes on anyone’s property, SHOUT HIM FOR TRESPASSING EVILDOER SCUM!!! If my house were on fire, I’d push you in!

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