FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — A man confessed to killing two dogs that were found dead in the 500 block of Carolina Springs Road.
On February 7, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report of two stolen dogs from Waid Park.
The owner had previously reported that the dogs had run away from him and were stolen by two men who then drove off.
A week later, the dogs were found dead in the 500 block of Carolina Springs Road.
The dogs were taken to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and the cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds.
The owner of the dogs, 58-year-old Terry Eugene Michel of Ferrum was arrested and charged on Thursday in connection to the incident.
Michel has been charged with the following: Two counts of Felony Animal Cruelty, One count of Filing a False Police Report, Two summons for improper disposal of a companion animal.
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