Hunter Shoots Family Dog For ‘Interfering With His Hunt,’ Say Police

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Target: Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette

Goal: Prosecute man facing a felony charge for shooting a family dog to the fullest extent of the law.

A man identified as Tyler McKeon has been charged with shooting one family’s dog. After hearing the shots, the Pickvets found their beloved pet, Tippy, dead in a wooded area near their farm. Shortly afterward, a member of the family noticed McKeon walking toward the road and asked if he had shot her dog. The man denied the accusation but then “flipped them off” as he drove away. Police later charged him with one count of torturing or killing an animal, which is a felony.

When law enforcement questioned McKeon about the incident, he reportedly confessed to shooting the dog. He also claimed that he had previously spoken with the Pickvet family about their dogs, and that he had reported Tippy to animal services before. Court documents show that neither of these statements were true.

The Pickvet family denied having any such conversation, and records at the local Animal Control showed no documentation of calls from McKeon. He then hired a lawyer and took a new approach to the case, claiming that he had shot the dog by accident. However, police reports on the day state that there was clear weather, sunny skies and high visibility.

Help ensure McKeon receives the punishment he deserves by signing the petition. McKeon has already proven to be dishonest and disrespectful and cannot be trusted. A man who would commit such a senseless act because a dog was in his hunting blind is heartless.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Schuette,

Police recently responded to reports from a local family that their dog had been shot and killed near their property. The couple had confronted the man they felt was responsible, but he denied the accusations. However, after reportedly “flipping them off” as he drove away, the family grew more suspicious. Law enforcement was able to identify the man as Tyler McKeon and later charged him with one count of torturing or killing an animal.

In spite of his previous denials, he had admitted to the police that he shot the dog. He also disclosed that the dog had been in his hunting blind and interrupted his shooting. He added that he had spoken to the family about their dog’s behavior in the past and that he had even reported the dog to the Bay County Animal control. No such records exist at the animal control and the family denies the conversation happened.

McKeon has since hired a lawyer and changed tactics. He now insists that the shooting was an accident. However, court records show the unlikelihood of this as police reported that the day was sunny and clear with high visibility.

We urge you to ensure a thorough investigation is done and that if found guilty, Tyler McKeon is punished to the fullest extent of the law. This is not the only incidence of animal cruelty in Michigan since the start of the year. Show Michigan’s stance on animal rights by helping the Pickvet family to get justice for their murdered pet.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pickvets family

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48 Comments

  1. Really wish this heartless sociopath could get the death penalty. He has literally murdered a family member. May he rot in hell for all eternity !!!!!!!!

  2. Someone should shoot him in the back of the head. could not see him, bad visibility, it was an accident.

  3. Neville Bruce says:

    The guy lied about not shooting the dog (ballistics would have shown this);
    he lied about about previous reports (records show this);
    he then changed his story and lied about it being accidental (therefore not fit to own a gun nor hunting licences).

    Hopefully perjury and time-wasting will be added to the charges, and he will face prison, fines, costs and revocation of his licences and permits, and a long ban AFTER any sentence is completed.

  4. Debra Jordan says:

    OMG, what a piece of crap to do something like to do this to an innocent animal. He should be shot too. He had NO right to kill the dog. He should be prosecuted.

  5. CRUEL, VILE, EVIL, GREEDY, SELFISH SLIME BALL MONSTER. HE MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED FOR WHAT HE DID.

    MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF THIS GUTLESS MONSTER AND TAKE AWAY HIS HUNTING LICENSE FOR EVER. HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO HUNT THE WAY HE ACTS. JAIL HIM, FINE HIM A HUGE AMOUNT AND BAN HIM FROM DEALING WITH ANY ANIMAL, TAKE HIS HUNTING LICENSE FOREVER AND GET HIM PSYCHIATRIC HELP AS HE IS A SICKO. HOW COULD ANY ONE SHOOT A INNOCENT ANIMAL BECAUSE HE WAS BOTHERING YOU?? THIS IS REALLY SCARY AND HE HAS NO RIGHT (WITH THE WAY HE THINKS..IT IS OK TO MURDER A BELOVED PET BECAUSE HE IS BOTHERING HIM) TO HUNT IT DOESN’T MATTER ON WHOSE PROPERTY IT WAS OR IF HE HAD SPOKEN TO THE OWNERS(WHICH I’VE READ IS ALL A LIE ANYWAY)MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT WHITE HUNTER OF PEOPLES BELOVED AND SWEET PETS!! HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF.

  6. Denise Pickvet says:

    I ask that you please all share with your friends and family’s. So Tippy can get justice. Thank you all who have signed. Denise Pickvet

  7. Denise Pickvet says:

    The next court day for Tyler Mckeon is April 6,2016.

  8. Wow cause no one here has ever made a mistake or done something wrong, looks like a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing to me.

    • Wendy Waltenberg says:

      No – I have never shot a dog. Have you ?
      Not brave enough to put your name to your comment I see !!

  9. Gene Sengstake says:

    This pathetic excuse for a human being deserves more than to just be vigorously prosecuted – –

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