Man charged for shooting service dog to death in Augusta Co.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Waynesboro man has been charged after allegedly shooting a service dog to death Friday.
Louis Edward Davis Jr., 67, has been charged with animal cruelty and reckless handling of a firearm, according to deputies.
At 8:16 a.m., Augusta County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a dog that had been shot at the 200 Block of Rip Rap Road.
The dog’s owner called to report his service dog, a Husky named Bear, had been shot. He said he heard a gunshot outside and then an animal cry out.
Bear suffered a gunshot wound to the spine and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Waynesboro Animal Hospital.
After initial investigation, deputies seized a large caliber revolver from Davis and transported him to Middle River Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.
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