Texas Firefighter Shoots His Neighbor's Dogs Dead and Brags About It on Facebook

A volunteer fireman from Texas not only shot his neighbor’s two dogs, but then took a picture of the dead animals and posted it – with a semi-bragging, semi-threatening note – to Facebook.


Warning: The image, at bottom, is graphic.

Tim Conatser, a volunteer with the Union Valley Fire Department in Royse City, Texas, has since been removed from his post, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Conatser’s photo, which showed two dogs lying in blood-stained patches of ice, was accompanied by a note that said, “Somebody didn’t put any truth to my warning. Keep your damn dogs on your property.”

According to reports, the firefighter believed the dogs had attacked his cows and other livestock. 

The picture went viral Wednesday, garnering a number of complaints – and even death threats – to his firehouse. Union Valley Fire Chief Edward Ragsdale told a local CBS station that the department had received “comments all the way from England, Portugal, Canada.”

Because we live in the age of social media, the fire department then took to their own Facebook page to announce Conaster had been removed, writing: “As previously stated, we do not condone the recent actions of one of our firefighters. We are following our policy in removing him from our department. This is now a civil/criminal matter that we have no jurisdiction over. Please forward all concerns to local law enforcement and/or the SPCA."

No word yet on whether Conaster will face criminal charges. 

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