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Robbins man arrested after fatally shooting dog

Posted February 7, 2013

— A Moore County man was charged last week after, authorities said, he shot and killed a neighbor's dog.

James Callaway Holbrook, 57, of 132 Nail Lane, Robbins, was arrested Jan. 30 on one count of felony cruelty to animals, the Moore County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Investigators said the shooting happened Jan. 19 while the Berger Picard was in a fence in its owner's yard.

Holbrook was jailed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.

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  • samdutes Feb 8, 8:27 a.m.

    I think I had an opportunity last fall, but it had been so long since they had killed my cat I couldn't be absolutely sure they were the ones, it had been almost 4.5 years since it had happened at the time. I would have hated to be wrong. Yeah, I feel there's more to the story than WRAL knows about.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 7, 4:03 p.m.

    “Had I found them in my neighbors yard, yes I would have shot them dead not caring if the neighbors were there or not” – samdutes

    I'd kill those dogs too. In cases like this, you need to kill the dogs at some later point in time, when they’re off the owner’s property. If they’re roaming around, you’ll eventually get them.


    But I get your point. Maybe this dog did something we the readers don’t know about.

  • samdutes Feb 7, 3:34 p.m.

    Ok, I don't agree with someone shooting a dog in someone's backyard for no reason, but here's a personal story.....about 5 years ago a couple of dogs came onto MY property and killed MY cat, they basically shook it to death separating it's skin from the muscle, I started looking for the dogs, saw the direction they left MY property. Had I found them in my neighbors yard, yes I would have shot them dead not caring if the neighbors were there or not.....the only thing that would have kept me from shooting the dogs would be if I could have possibly have hit the owners. Anyway, don't know the reason the dog was shot, but I do know personally there were two dogs in my neighborhood had I found them they wouldn't be here now.....had my cat been off of my property and this happened I would have reacted differently but it happened on MY property.......fwiw.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 7, 2:31 p.m.

    “It is ridiculous that shooting a dog is a felony. I can see that torture and abuse is a felony, like the woman that starved her dog, but shooting a dog/cat is humane.” - immaannoid


    Perhaps, but shooting onto another person’s property, and killing their pet while it’s on their property, should be a serious enough offense to garner a felony charge.

  • wayneboyd Feb 7, 2:23 p.m.

    I do not have a dog in this fight, but I do wish the government would leave my gun alone and lets get rid of animals.

  • lucky2bme Feb 7, 2:20 p.m.

    "It is ridiculous that shooting a dog is a felony. I can see that torture and abuse is a felony, like the woman that starved her dog, but shooting a dog/cat is humane."
    immaannoid

    Where did you read that the dog was sick or dying? The article states that he shot the dog in the owner's yard. No reason given. Why would this be humane?

  • lfields2 Feb 7, 2:19 p.m.

    "If he'd shot my dog in my yard there wouldn't be much left to arrest." Morrigan

    I am with you.

    immaannoid...there is nothing humane about shooting someone elses pet..

  • HisLoVe Feb 7, 2:06 p.m.

    wth?? The dog was in the owners yard and he shot it?? sorry excuse for a man.

  • jscott13 Feb 7, 1:32 p.m.

    This man is disgusting, but don't worry. They might not do much to him in our pitiful courts, but eventually karma will catch up to him.

  • savannahn8v Feb 7, 1:30 p.m.

    His tail would be mine!

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