Man charged after dog was ‘maimed’ by shotgun

David Clewis
David Clewis

Animal Control and the sheriff’s office have charged a man with cruelty to animals after he shot his dog in the head with a shotgun.

The dog survived, but lost an eye and suffered a broken jaw.

David Christopher Clewis, 37, was charged with cruelty to animals and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond Sept. 25, according to arrest reports. His address was listed as 293 Garland Duncan Rd., Nakina.

The sheriff’s office reported that the animal cruelty investigator reported a dog at the shelter with a gunshot wound to the face. A deputy responded, and made contact with the owner of the dog.

Clewis told investigators he accidentally ran over the dog, then shot it afterward. The dog then ran away, and was later caught by animal control. The warrant states that the dog was “maimed” by the shot.

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