Have you ever read a story and felt so sickened you just knew the culprit was beyond redemption? Here’s one of those cases. There is NO WAY to make the scumbag who perpetrated this evil on the dog able to live safely with other living creatures, including humans. What do you do? I don’t know. All I can say is I can’t believe this is his first time maiming and killing. From the reports, he seemed just too casual about the whole event.
Please be aware that this is a very upsetting article from Telegram.com.
Chain saw is used on dog
Monson man is charged
By Kim Ring TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
MONSON A man was arrested after a dog was so badly maimed with a chain saw in a home yesterday that it had to be euthanized.
Randall R. Mason, 41, of 84 Town Farm Road is accused of inflicting deep cuts with the saw on the dogs front paws, head and hindquarters. The dog was a German shepherd mix owned by another resident of the home.
Mr. Mason was charged with animal cruelty and ordered held on $10,000 bail at his arraignment yesterday in Palmer District Court.
According to a police report, officers were called to the home about 1 a.m. after a baby sitter there awoke to the sounds of a whimpering dog and a running chain saw.
She said she went into a common area of the house, discovered a large amount of blood and found the pet dog bleeding from its wounds. She wrote in a statement to police that she used towels to try to stop the bleeding. The dogs front paw was dangling, she wrote.
Officers arrived to find the dog still alive, but because of its severe injuries it was euthanized at Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, after its owner, Jason V. Wemette, also of 84 Town Farm Road, was consulted, according to Police Chief Stephen Kozloski.
Police photos depicted the bloody dog and Mr. Mason with blood smeared on his arms and shirt.
Mr. Wemette was at work when the incident occurred. He could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Mr. Mason told police the dog freaked” when he started the chain saw inside the house. He initially said he was acting in self-defense, but later told an officer he saw the devil in the dogs eyes.” Police said they saw no signs that Mr. Mason had been injured.
Police said they believe Mr. Mason was intoxicated. The written witness statement also indicated that Mr. Mason may have been drinking.
I know Randy, and when he drinks, he does stupid stuff,” the baby sitter wrote.
Mr. Mason is due back in court on Feb. 1 for a pretrial conference.
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