Justice Sought after Neighbor Kills Two Friendly Dogs

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Huey
Huey

Last month Dawn McClellan’s two dogs got out of their run and went for a swim in the McClellan’s pond. A neighbor of McClellan’s was also at the pond and when the two friendly dogs would make the mistake of following the neighbor home it would end in tragedy.

According to McClellan the dogs, Tucker and Huey, got out of their run on the night of June 26th and headed to the McClellan’s pond for a swim. The McClellan’s neighbor, Kevin Lirot, was also at the pond and when he left to go home the two friendly Alaskan Malamutes followed. Once back at the Lirot’s home the unthinkable happened.

McClellan and her husband were frantically calling and looking for their two dogs. It had been only 15 or 20 minutes since they had gotten out of their run and the McClellan’s knew they had to be nearby.

Tucker
Tucker

McClellan’s husband, Jeff, was driving around in his truck searching when he saw Lirot drag the two dogs from his garage. He jumped out of his truck and said, “Oh my god what happened.” Lirot replied that he had shot them because they wouldn’t leave.

While the McClellan’s didn’t see what exactly happened to Tucker and Huey there was blood all over the Lirot’s garage and a trail of blood as the dogs’ lifeless bodies were dragged out onto his driveway. Tucker had a rope tied around his neck. The McClellans suspect that Huey was shot first and Tucker was tied up and then shot. At some point Lirot had called police and claimed the dogs were being aggressive and police informed him he had to right to protect himself.

Despite Lirot telling the police the dogs were aggressive, when the McClellan’s questioned him whether the dogs had been aggressive or caused damage to anything he denied it. Instead Lirot told the McClellans that the two dogs had not shown any aggression or done any damage, they had simply followed him home and wouldn’t leave.

“Tucker and Huey were two of the sweetest boys you could ever meet and they did nothing wrong and he killed them,” said McClellan. “All they wanted was his attention. They loved all people and thought all people loved them. We had no idea that being happy lovable and social dogs would get them killed.”

Lirot has not been charged with anything, though a police report was filed.

A Facebook group called Justice for Tucker and Huey has been set up to get the word out about this tragedy and hopefully bring justice.

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  1. NOw why does nothing in here that this man did sound human, legal or ethically right…. charges should be pressed

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      • I am the one that started the page for Justice for Tucker & Huey. There was no mention of anyone being black or white. I am really offended that someone is using this story as an excuse to make a comment like that. If I could delete I would.

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  2. Tragic. There will be no justice here. The law places the responsibility on the owner to effectively restrain/contain their animal(s). No one can prove the dogs were not aggressive. It’s all hearsay. Frankly I find it hard to believe this twisted individual was incapable of scaring the dogs away. One was tied. He wanted to kill those dogs and he did. My condolences to the owners. Peace for them will be difficult to achieve in that neighborhood.

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    • They were on the owners property. You do not have to restrain your dogs, when they are on your property. Its why my yard is fenced so they can have free run. There is a leash law in my city, and my dogs are leashed when they are not on my property. But to be on someone else’s property and then be upset when the dogs follow you home, I am curious, did he put the rope on the dog before they left the property???
      This scumbag needs to be charged criminally, sued civilly and then put in stocks for a month or so, and when he has nothing left, he can start to understand..

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    • It can be proven. His story doesnt add up any way you slice it. If they were aggressive he wouldnt have gotten one tied up, he’d have evidence on himself of their aggression ie bites scratches etc. He could have easily gone into his house instead of his garage and gotten away from them and called animal control. And everyone who knows the dogs is not hearsay, the same kind of testimony to a persons character is admissible in court, why not an animals? The problem is this states laws regarding animals rights, and many other states across the country. Im truly shocked that this man has not been attacked. I think if I had been the man who caught this sicko dragging my dog tied up and bloody and dead out of his garage I would have attacked him. Would it do any good? No, I’d be the one in jail but I just dont think I’d be able to control myself.

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  3. So terribly sad, so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine having to live near such violent viscious people.

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  4. Why is it that so many people are shooting dogs now? It seems every day I am reading someone has shot a dog! I know no one wants to talk gun control but really if this NUT didn’t have one this wouldn’t have happened. The NUT should be charged and put away! Who just “sees” a dog following them and kills them? He knew who the dogs belonged to and he was just on their property… he should be in jail! I can’t even begin to imagine your heartbreak….. my deepest sympathy to you and your wife…… I hope you get justice for your babies!

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  5. mr. lirot is apparently a sociopath. Any children missing? No justice from officials? I’d mete it out myself. The sooner the better, this guy is an asshole taking up space.

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  6. He needs to be arested for cruelty to animals and jailed for doing it and then pay for how much those beautiful dogs are worth and then for pain and suffering! Millions!

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  7. This can only happen because you let anyone have a gun. When will you learn that allowing anyone to own guns means that anyone has the power to kill the innocent, be it dogs or children.

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