By Sloane Quealy-Miner
Washington State animal abuser Chad Scott Miller gets only 14 days in jail for attempting to kill his pit bull by savagely beating him over the head with a sledgehammer. This incredibly sorry excuse for a human being claims that his dog Nero bit him after he hit the dog for eating a box of doughnuts. He then tries to convince the court that he was looking out for the safety of others by attempting to horrifically kill this innocent dog. “If I gave him to somebody, and then he got bit, it was my fault. I didn’t know what to do.” I can only imagine what other horrors this poor dog had to endure at the hands of Chad Scott Miller.
While Judge Gary Bashor has prohibited this abuser from owning pets for two years and fined him $5000 I am deeply troubled by remarks he made when handing out sentencing. In making his ruling, Judge Bashor noted the case was “difficult” because Miller was trying to euthanize, not torture, the dog. “Had he been successful, we wouldn’t even be here today,” Bashor said. I don’t see anything difficult about it. Nor do I see any cause to show mercy towards Chad Scott Miller. I personally find Judge Bashor’s statements extremely offensive.
Animal abuser Miller never would have had charges filed against him if it weren’t for the determination of Mike Nicholson and his team from The Humane Society in Longview, WA. This heinous act of cruelty happened in October of 2012. Fortunately they were able to build a case before the three year statute of limitations had run out. Luckily Nero escaped the brutal attack and is doing well. He is awaiting an adopter at The Humane Society. Nero was in foster care for months recovering from the skull fractures and now is at the shelter where he enjoys the company of other dogs as well as the staff.
CALL TO ACTION!
ADOPT Nero! CONTACT Longview Humane Society HERE
Mail Judge Gary Bashor
Hall of Justice
312 SW First Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626