This is extremely sad.
Warning: Just reading this story deserves a graphic warning. We are not posting the video. I have not seen the video and will not click the video if someone sends it to me.
No comedy here. An army veteran reportedly tied her therapy dog to a tree and shot it repeatedly, while her partner filmed the brutal scene.
Marinna Rollins, who suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is seen in the footage carrying out the violent attack on the white and gray pitbull, laughing as she does.
According to Unilad: Rollins shot the dog, named Camboui, five times with an assault rifle.
In the video a woman’s voice was heard referring to the animal as ‘Cam’ and ‘Cammy’ throughout, adding, ‘It’s been real … I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but…’
Rollins and her partner, 26-year-old Jarren Heng – who is also a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg – were taken into custody on Tuesday and have been charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy over the incident.
The pair allegedly dumped the dog’s body in a shallow grave in the wooden area where the murder was carried out.
On a Facebook page, ‘Justice for Cam’, where the video was initially posted, the pair claimed Camboui was sick and they were putting the dog out of its misery.
Rollins joined the army in February 2014 but was medically retired in January after serving in South Korea.
This tragic incident – and the needless death of an innocent animal – should serve as a warning about the consequences of PTSD and poor mental health after service.