🐶💔”Flea-Bitten Dog’s Tragic Beach Day: Dude Decides Drowning is the Flea Fix?”🌊😱
In a beach day straight out of Stephen King’s mind, onlookers at an Alabama beach witness the unthinkable – a dude decides his Labrador’s flea problem is a total drag and so, apparently, the rational solution is… to drown the pooch?! Charged with a felony, the man’s out on bond. Does animal justice exist, and how far have we sunk? 🤔
Grab your floaties folks, ’cause this story takes a deep and distressing dive.
Sunny skies, seagulls cawing, kids building sand castles… your typical beach day, right? Not so much for beachgoers at Dauphin Island in Alabama, who got a scene straight out of a horror movie instead.🏖️😱
Shawn Taulbee, 54, living the local life in Theodore, Alabama, must’ve skipped the chapter in the dog owner’s handbook titled “Fleas: They’re Annoying but Don’t Drown Your Dog Over It”. Apparently, his golden Lab was dealing with a flea situation, and Taulbee figured the best way to handle it was, bizarrely, a three-minute dunk in the deep end. 🐕🦺💧🤦♂️
Is it just us, or does that seem a tad bit extreme?
Two Samaritans who were privy to the horror said they gave Taulbee a piece of their mind before dialing 911. Responding to the call, Dauphin Island Police Department (DIPD) officers arrived at the scene near the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, arresting Taulbee.🚓
Now here’s where it gets real. Mr. Taulbee got hit with first-degree cruelty to a dog, a felony charge. Justice served? Well, he’s not behind bars. Taulbee made bail and was out of the big house by Monday evening. So, how do we define animal justice these days? 🤷♀️
When talking to DIPD detective Jeremy Castile, he said that after Taulbee’s unsanctioned doggie diving lesson, he showed “no remorse” and was “kind of emotionless at the time.” Cold as ice or just another day at the beach for him? You decide. 🧊
Onlookers who had their beach day ruined reported seeing Taulbee walking his dog, roped by a makeshift leash, to the shoreline. After a while, it became clear that this wasn’t your usual doggy paddle session. The golden Lab was held underwater for several minutes, leaving the beach crowd in shock.⏱️😳
Does this make your blood boil or what? It’s no secret that owning a pet comes with responsibility. Fleas are a nuisance, but there are several safe and effective treatments available. We’re curious, would you confront such a person if you witnessed this horror? Or would you dial 911 first? 📞🚨
And to end with a gut punch, what does this case tell us about our attitude towards animal rights? How can we stop such a tragic event from happening again? How about a beach ban for animal abusers for starters? ⛔🏖️