Duo Tortures Employer’s Pug, Uses Him As Target Practice & Dumps Body In Lake

Franky the Pug’s family is finally seeing some justice after the beautiful dog was slaughtered for target practice over a year ago.

Justin Chipman and another man were accused of breaking into their employer’s home while he was out of town.

Phil Torrey of Winter Harbor, Maine reported his home was broken into, his Hummer vehicle vandalized, and one of his dogs was stolen.

Despite searching for their dog for days, he was nowhere to be found. Sadly, the animal’s body washed ashore onto the private property of District Attorney Matt Foster.

Franky’s tiny body was riddled with bullet holes to the throat.

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Police report 24-year-old Justin Chipman tortured the dog and used him for target practice until he died.

Text messages between Chipman and another man, Nathan Burke, reveal the duo took the dog and the family’s Hummer but left their other dog, Budget, behind.

Franky’s owner shared, “What you’re looking at is not your dog. He’s beaten, shot, you know, and bloated, but then I kind of reached in and pulled his tail out and I could tell it was him.”

A Facebook page called Justice For Franky was created due to public outrage over the horrific incident. A grand jury indicted Chipman and he was found guilty of the Pug’s torture and death. The judge found him guilty on five charges, including aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a felony.

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The other abuser, Nathan Burke, struck a plea agreement and the judge had ordered 70 days on his two charges with time served.

However, Burke violated bail and the state filed a motion to revoke the bail and issued an arrest warrant. He failed to appear in court and is still at large.

Franky’s death is the reason a new bill, LD 1442 is on the table. Dubbed “Franky’s Law” or  “An Act To Provide for Court-appointed Advocates for Justice in Animal Cruelty Cases,” it is being sponsored by state representative Donna Bailey.

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More about this story and the trial can be seen in the video below. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Franky’s family.

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While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

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1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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