Do you remember the story about the man who shot Bella and Emmy? Bella and Emmy were two dogs that were shot and killed near their Ohio home. The two dogs, a Doberman and a Weimaraner, had gotten out of their yard. This all happened on opening day of gun season, and Chedester was up in his tree stand when they got loose.
Pete Byers, Emmy and Bella’s owner, and some of his friends hopped on some ATVs and looked for them for hours.
Gunshots and yelping dogs were heard, no one was optimistic. The man responsible, Mike Chedester, has admitted to killing the dogs.
Chedester was up in his tree stand, and when he saw the dogs, he just shot them. Chedester then took their collars as trophies, took pictures of their dead bodies and posted them on Facebook.
Despite admitting that he shot the dogs, he has pleaded not guilty to the felony charges.
Under Goddard’s Law, Chedester faces fifth-degree felony charges for knowingly causing serious harm to a companion animal.
The maximum sentence for this would be two years in jail plus a $10,000 fee ($5,000 for each dog).
Chedester says that the dogs were disturbing the deer he was trying to shoot, and he acted within the law. Since his callous actions, Chedester has been fired from his job at American Electric Power.
AEP released a statement saying that they expect a certain level of conduct from their employees when they are at work and when they are in public. Rest in Peace Bella and Emmy. Share away, people.