Denounce Man for Shooting Dog


Target: Randall Schexnayder

Goal: Denounce man for shooting his neighbor’s dog after he discovered it copulating with his purebred pet

A Louisiana man was arrested by the police for allegedly shooting his neighbor’s copulating dog. Schexnayder reportedly shot the dog for mating with his purebred dog. When veterinarians examined the neighbor’s dog, they found two bullet wounds. This man should be denounced and punished for his impulsive and cruel behavior.

On May 28, 2014, Schexnayder was arrested for shooting his neighbor Jim Hanley’s four-year-old Labrador-mix named Raider. The lab had gotten out of his home after one of Hanley’s children left the front door unlatched. Raider returned to the home wounded and bleeding, and without his collar. Veterinarians examined Raider and discovered that the dog had been shot twice: one bullet wound went through his muzzle and exited his mouth, the second bullet was still lodged in his neck.

Hanley suspected his neighbor was responsible for injuring his dog. When the neighbors first met 10 months prior to the incident, Schexnayder told his neighbor that Raider should never come near his dogs, especially when she was in heat. When police interrogated the man, Schexnayder said he initially chased Raider away from his property, but when the dog returned to mount his purebred dog, he took out a 22-caliber pistol and shot Raider twice.

Schexnayder is currently free after posting a $10,000 bail, but is facing animal cruelty charges. Such violence could have been avoided if Schexnayder kept his dog inside his home while she was in heat. By signing this petition, you will be denouncing Schexnayder for the heartless, unnecessary violence against a beloved pet.


Dear Mr. Schexnayder,

You were recently arrested and charged with animal cruelty after shooting your neighbor’s dog, Raider, for copulating with your own purebred dog. This gross act of violence is unnecessary and could have been avoided if your dog had been kept inside the home while she was in heat. Raider could have also been separated from your dog while you notified his owner, but instead the only solution you found was to shoot this poor animal.

While I understand the complications and financial losses of having a pregnant dog, especially one that was impregnated unintentionally, this does not give you the right to shoot Raider. His actions did not require you to draw a gun, which makes me believe you are a man prone to violence. I do not believe you have a right to own your current dog, as any self-respecting dog owner values the lives of all dogs, not just their own.


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  1. Maria Kakalioura says:

    There are people who buy pure breeds for the sake of boosting up their pride thus acquiring another status symbol…these people could hardly be described as loving and kind.Their vanity and fears prevent their capabilities for love to show up.
    Then, there are those who buy pure breeds for breeding. This would make someone who is not an authorized breeder an illegal merchant of animals. Love, again, has no place here. Indifference and greed have a place here.
    He shot a male dog, his neighbor’s pet, for not leaving his premises….his female dog was in heat (he had not seen to it that his dog be sterilised….)who would ever expect a male dog to go away from a female dog in heat???? not even human males do not go away that easily from a respective phenomenon….!!! Should they all be shot??? This poor dog was brutally murdered for something he could not help doing…taking a life is a serious crime and it will be redeemed…

  2. Schexnayder, may you ROT IN HELL.
    You are a violent creature who should be euthenized for the safety of all other humans and animals.

  3. Rosemary Anderson says:

    This is disgusting. The man should be arrested and charged with animal cruelty. If he’s so concerned about his own dog surely it should be kept inside when in season how irresponsible is he. Anyway why is this man toting a gun around? He is an irrisponsible moron and should be punished to the fullest extewnt of the law. If he can shoot someone elses dog he can more than likely shoot his own. Shame on him. A total imbecile.

  4. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI

  5. Sarah Austin says:

    And yet another scumbag that pulls out his gun and shoots a dog. I hope he is force to pay all of the vet bills and get thrown in prison! I am so tired of these animal abusers getting away with nothing! People who do this sick stuff to an animal will end up turning against humans because they are already with a mental issue! All this scumbag had to do is kept an eye on his female dog because he knew she was in heat and any dog will end up getting her!! He also could have grabbed his dog and walked her back into the house and than contact the dogs owner but no he rather shoot the dog instead! I hope you get what you deserve!!

  6. Sabine G. says:

    You should castrate him if he copulates next time…

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