▲ Jacob Ryan and Dalton Ryan are facing charges for hanging the dog
▲ The picture was posted to Jacob Ryan’s Snapchat with the caption “Hanging with my dawg”
▲ The teens are allegedly facing lenient punishment for the crime
Two teenagers in West Virginia have been arrested after they hanged (strangled to death) a dog and posted the picture to Snapchat.
Jacob and Dalton Ryan posted a picture to Jacob’s Snapchat of the dog hanging with a caption that read, “Hanging with my dawg.”
According to the information posted online, Jacob Ryan lives in Alum Creek, West Virginia and is enrolled at the Scott High School. If you scroll through his profile, you will notice he is a proud member of the high school’s football team, wearing number 62.
The killer’s friends rushed to show their appreciation, claiming his actions were very amusing and entertaining. However, things quickly turned sour as a wave of critics poured in, which eventually led to the photo being taken down shortly afterwards.
When questioned, the teens showed no remorse about what he had done and readily admitted what they'd done to the poor dog.
The two teenagers were arrested, but as a shock to everyone, the two may be facing lenient punishments.
According to Trooper Sergeant Fox, the teens claimed that “it was a stray dog who was sickly, and they say believed it was going to die.”
A source close to the incident claims that the dog allegedly belonged to the grandmother, who asked the boys to take the dog out to a field and shoot it due to illness.
Allegedly this is playing a part in the decision to give the teens a more lenient punishment.
TDH has not verified these claims at this time.
A Petition For Justice
There is now a petition demanding that Jacob, and Dalton receive a harsh punishment for their crime. The fact that the boys would post such a disturbing action on social media with a caption that is clearly mocking the situation goes to show how twisted this action truly was.
The petition is directed towards Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Gabehart, and reads as follows:
"Dear Mr. Gabehart,
A couple of juveniles admitted to police that they hanged and killed a stray dog. Police say the juveniles thought that the dog was sickly and they believed it was going to die, but that should be no excuse for their gruesome crime.
Additionally, the two posted photos of the horrific scene on social media, as if they were proud of what they’d done.
If authorities allow these juveniles to get away with a gruesome act of animal cruelty, there’s a high possibility that these people will continue to kill innocent creatures.
That is why we’re calling on you to ensure that the suspects are harshly punished so that no more innocent animals are killed."
(The Daily Haze - March 31, 2017)