Friday, January 6, 2017

Michigan: Olvydas Abromavieius, 50, shot and killed a donkey while arguing with his girlfriend

MICHIGAN -- A Michigan man was arrested Sunday for fatally shooting a donkey in the head during an argument with his girlfriend, officials said.

La Porte County deputies responded to a Wilhelm Road home in Indiana after 9 p.m. to a domestic abuse call where they found 50-year-old Olvydas Abromavieius (also spelled Olvydas Abromavicius) and his girlfriend engaged in a drunken argument.

The woman claimed Abromavieius physically abused her, and as deputies investigated the home, they discovered a donkey on the property in distress.

A 5-year-old donkey named Jack was bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the head near his left eye, officials said.

La Porte County Small Animal Shelter director Jane Bernard offered assistance and called a veterinarian to treat the donkey, officials said.

The donkey died at the scene before medical assistance arrived, officials said.

Abromavieius was taken to a nearby hospital for having a blood alcohol level of .3 %.

He was then booked on domestic violence and animal cruelty charges with a $1,505 cash bond at La Porte County jail.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

(NY Daily News - Jan 2, 2017)