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I just found an update on the firefighter who shot his dogs so he wouldn't have to pay to board them. Santuomo's job is now...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jul 10th 2009


I just found an update on the firefighter who shot his dogs so he wouldn’t have to pay to board them. Santuomo’s job is now on the line, Chief Pettus Jr. wants him fired.

Here’s the exclusive story from WBNS 10TV.

Pettus Jr. recommended Thursday that a firefighter who shot his two dogs to death before going on vacation be terminated.

In December, an anonymous tip brought officers from the Capital Area Humane Society to the Dumpster behind Fire Station 27 where they found two bloody bags containing the dogs’ bodies.

Santuomo, 43, allegedly bragged to fellow firefighters that he shot his dogs because he was leaving on vacation.

The Division of Fire office said that several complaints and concerns were received after Santuomo’s conviction.

Pettus’ recommendation will be reviewed next week by the Director of Public Safety, fire officials said.

Santuomo has been a firefighter since 1996, 10TV News reported.

Stay with 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for continuing coverage.

Go to the WBNS site where they’re taking a poll to see what the public thinks about Santuomo losing or keeping his job. Cast your vote and let it be known that what he did is a disgrace to the fire department and he is not fit to serve the public.

Obviously the pressure from the public has had a huge effect on this case, the fact that his job is up for review proves it. Way to go dog lovers of America!

* Photo courtesy Tom Dodge/DISPATCH, Santuomo is on the right.