Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

June 1, 2014

Springtown woman arrested for killing mother dog, abandoning puppies

SPRINGTOWN -- Parker County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a woman in connection to an animal cruelty case.

Tammy Green Douglas, 44, of Springtown, was arrested early Sunday morning after a tip reportedly led investigators to her residence.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said after the public saw the story on local news and it was distributed through social media, numerous tips were called in concerning the case. Sheriff’s investigators followed up on several tips, where concerned citizens recognized the deceased dog, her puppies and the cage they were abandoned in.

Sheriff’s investigators interviewed Douglas, who implicated herself in the shooting of “Aowa,” a 4-year-old heeler/shepherd mix, and abandoning Aowa’s 10 newborn puppies. Investigators said Douglas owned the dog and she stated she grew agitated with Aowa.

Aowa was discovered early Thursday morning inside a cage partially in the roadway on Raley Road in Springtown, with her puppies nursing from her deceased body.

Douglas told investigators she shot Aowa near her residence then took her and the puppies to the location where they were discovered, leaving the puppies defenseless and covered in their mother’s blood.

Douglas said she used a 9mm handgun to shoot and kill Aowa while the mother dog was inside the cage, but could not give an explanation for why she abandoned the puppies.

“To a normal, caring human, this is an incomprehensible act,” Sheriff Fowler said. “I can’t imagine what the suspect thought theses puppies did in order to warrant her actions. Animal cruelty can never be justified.”

Sheriff Fowler said in a prior press release that “Parker County does not have an animal problem – it has a people problem.” He said he stands behind his previous quote.

Sheriff’s investigators obtained a warrant for Douglas and arrested her at her residence just after midnight Sunday morning. Douglas was booked into the Parker County Jail and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals. She was released Sunday afternoon after posting a $3,000 bond.

Sheriff Fowler commended his investigators, saying they worked diligently throughout the investigation in order to apprehend the suspect.

The puppies are currently in the care of Angels & Outlaws 2nd Chance Bully Ranch in Hico.

1
Text Only
Aledo ExtrA
  • Richard Adams Sr. Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges

    A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period. 

    Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Developer withdraws site plan

    ANNETTA —A controversial 34-home subdivision proposed for a 41-acre tract on Duncan Road will not go forward as planned, according to action taken by both the proposed developer and the Annetta Town Council after a public hearing Thursday night.

    July 22, 2014

  • Aledo City Council to meet July 24

    The Aledo City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court, Aledo.

    July 22, 2014

  • oak leaf ladder shot.jpg Fires damage business, home

    Two separate fires around 2 p.m. July 15 damaged a Willow Park business and destroyed the home of a Weatherford family.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor,
     Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.

    July 22, 2014

  • ESD 1, Annetta South close on fire station site

    Parker County Emergency Services District No. 1 and Annetta South officials said Tuesday that the ESD is homing in on a site for a new fire station to serve residents in the Annettas and surrounding areas. Annetta South is expected to consider a zoning change to accommodate a new station next month.

    July 22, 2014

  • Registration has begun for Aledo ISD

    Aledo ISD enrollment for the 2014-15 school year began yesterday, July 21, and students new to the district need to register before school begins, Monday, Aug. 25.

    July 22, 2014

  • County scrambling to fill elections post

    Former Parker County Assistant Elections Administrator Laura Watkins, who sought, but was not appointed to the post of Parker County Elections Administrator after Robert Parten retired, last week began work as assistant elections administrator for Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator Judith Evans has confirmed.

    July 22, 2014

  • Willow Park tackles 11-street project

    The Willow Park City Council last week picked a list of 11 streets they’d like repaired as part of the city’s next road repair project, a significant portion of the 17-road, $850,000 list of needed repairs.

    July 22, 2014

  • Teens arrested for throwing rocks on interstate

    Two 14-year-old boys are facing charges after reportedly throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Interstate 20 Tuesday afternoon, damaging trucks and injuring a woman.

    July 21, 2014

Must Read
House Ads
Top News
AP Video
Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch