Jilted Lover Does the Unthinkable and Kills Ex’s Dog

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dogWhen you break up after living together with someone, there's a whole list of logistical crap to try and work out. You gotta figure out who gets the KitchenAid, who gets that awesome ship painting you bought at the thrift store, and unfortunately, who gets the pets. If you're a mature and high-functioning human being, deciding on pet-custody is an emotional experience that may leave you unhappy, but it's not something that should leave anyone dead.

Unfortunately, Sarah Rust didn't get the memo about how animal cruelty is a felony, no matter how pissed you are at your ex. She allegedly threw the dog she shared with boyfriend Shawn Davidson off their two-story balcony after a heated argument, and the dog didn't survive.

Sarah's been charged with cruelty to animals and was released on $5,000 bail.

There are a lot of things that get hurled around during a furious quarrel -- insults, glassware, piles of dress shirts still on their hangers -- but pets shouldn't be one of them. I couldn't imagine causing harm to any animal, let alone taking my mis-directed anger out on a lovable dog. The fact that she was capable of cold-hearted murder is a sign that she's got some anger management problems.

Stable people don't go throwing pets off porches when they fight with their partners. Even though the dog's gone forever, I hope at the very least Sarah has learned something about herself from this tragedy and gets some needed counseling.

I think we've all been in a passionate fit of rage at one time or another, and maybe we've said or thrown some things that we regret, but when you bring in the pets, that shit is just inexcusable.

What's the worst thing you've done during a fight with your partner or spouse?


Photo via purpleapple428/Flickr -- dog pictured is not Sarah and Shawn's dog.



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Maevelyn Maevelyn

When ever I hear about some one doing something like this I always thing "that could have been a baby or a little kid." Who harms a living thing? (okay house plants can feel your wrath but they'll probably recover.) 

Whitn... WhitneySM

If anyone ever did something like that to my dogs, I would seriously beat them with the nearest heavy object.

Eversnow Eversnow

KILL THAT BITCH. That's right up there with child abuse and murder to me. My dog is one of my children. My mom taught ne if you can hurt an animal yoi ould hurt a child. If anyone hurt my dog i'd be sitting by new cellmate in prison soon after.

cocob... cocobeannns

^ Lol. And ditto.

Water... Water_geM

if i was him,id beat the shit out of her.

Felly... FellyScarlett

This lady needs her fingers cut off, and I nominate myself for the job :)

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Such violence to respond to such violence. Who's the crazy ones here ladies? lol

nonmember avatar Catherine

Hoo-ee, lots of death wishes and encouragement of domestic violence down here. Guess you've all demonstrated your moral superiority to this woman!

Super... Superabound

If anyone threw my pet off a balcony theyd be following soon after

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