According to the Austin-American Statesman, a man in Cedar Park, Texas, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly shooting his mother’s two dogs because they had pooped on her new rug. The man accused of the cruel act has been identified as 26-year-old Dustin Blake Fowkes.
Fowkes is accused of taking a golden retriever named “Rusty,” and a miniature poodle named “Pepper,” to a wooded area behind his parents’ Cap Rock Lane home on Monday, and then shooting them with a .22 rifle. Fowkes told the authorities that he had killed the two dogs because his mother’s new rug had been pooped on and his bedroom had been torn up.
The shooting resulted in two charges of animal cruelty for Fowkes, who was arrested on Tuesday and taken to the Williamson County Jail – one day later, after posting bond, Fowkes was released. According to the Associated Press, court records do not indicate that Fowkes has an attorney.
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