Woman arrested for shooting dog in cage with 10 newborn puppies

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Tammy Green Douglas (Parker County Sheriff's Office)

PARKER COUNTY, Texas — Police have arrested a woman they say shot and killed a mother dog locked in a cage surrounded by her 10 puppies because she became agitated with the animal.

Tammy Green Douglas, 44, of Springtown, Texas, was arrested Sunday and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals. She was released after posting a $3,000 bond.

Douglas reportedly shot the mother dog, Aowa, near her residence and took her and her puppies, all still in the cage, to the side of a nearby Springtown road and left them there.

Aowa was discovered early Thursday morning inside a cage partially in the roadway with her puppies nursing her deceased body.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said after the public saw the story on local news and it was distributed through social media, numerous tips were called in concerning the case that led to Douglas’ arrest.

Douglas did not give a reason for why she abandoned the puppies.

“To a normal, caring human, this is an incomprehensible act,” Fowler said in a statement. “I can’t imagine what the suspect thought these puppies did in order to warrant her actions. Animal cruelty can never be justified.”

The puppies are currently in the care of Angels & Outlaws 2nd Chance Bully Ranch in Hico, Texas, the sheriff’s office said.

Source: Parker County Sheriff’s Office


  • Ken

    Rot in hell you lowlife POS. There is no greater and more justified punishment than your death end of story.

    • sissy

      To bad we don’t have better charges for this kind of crime. She should go to jail for a long time. If there was better laws for animal cruelty then these low life people would stop this kinda of carp!!!! Hope she goes straight to hell!!!!!

  • FaithC

    This is one sick, sick person. We need to put her in a cage and put her on the side of the road and just walk away and never look back.

  • Patricia G

    I agree that is one sick individual, but I can’t agree to putting her in a cage on the side of the road, It’s not nice to throw trash and litter the roads.

  • dobydog1

    I hope she is convicted with a count of animal cruelty for the mother dog and for each puppy. she needs to do some serious prison time. a person like this is a serious danger to everyone and everything.

    • Ann Surbrook

      I agree with you! There is a special seat in Hell for people who are capable of such vile deeds. Sitting at the throne will be Michael !!!!!

  • ashley v

    Maybe I should shoot you while in your own cage with your unfortunate kids (hope to God you aren’t a mother) around you because you know, you agitate me. You agitate me REAL bad.

  • Sharon Elam Smith

    I hope God has a special place set aside for cruel and merciless people like this woman. She does not need to be loose on the streets. She doesn’t even deserve to breathe the same air as normal, compassionate people do. This SHOULD be a felony!

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