Man Accused of Slipping Drugs to Dog at Dog ShowPublished November 8, 2011
A man faces misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, a year in jail and a $2,500 fine after being accused of drugging a dog at an American Kennel Club-sanctioned dog show last December.
According to a Huffington Post report, Ralph Ullum allegedly slipped a Siberian Husky several drugs meant for humans as well as drugs believed to be dog tranquilizers.
The intention of Ullum's actions was malicious; according to the report, Ullum wanted to weaken the competing dog, who was owned by a rival of his girlfriend's, in order to increase his girlfriend's chances of having her dog win "best in show."
Thankfully, the dog who was drugged was not hurt in the incident.
Is it just us, or does this sound like a scene gone wrong from the film Best in Show? Really, who does this type of thing?
We're still scratching our heads on this one, and think you might be, too.
So what are your thoughts on this odd story? This dog could have been seriously hurt; is a $2,500 fine and 1-year jail sentence enough? Let us know your thoughts in a comment!