A Lee County woman has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly shooting a dog that “kept barking.”
Cynthia Susan Gunter, 58, of Steel Bridge Road, faces counts of cruelty to animals and injury to personal property, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged on Tuesday.
According to Lee County sheriff’s deputies, Bradley Beavers reported on May 28 that he had been “practicing with his dog,” a coon hound, “on leased property” and found the dog shot behind Gunter’s home on Steel Bridge Road. After questioning, Gunter “admitted shooting the animal because it kept barking,” deputies said.
Cruelty to animals is a class 1 misdemeanor in North Carolina, punishable by up to 120 days in jail and/or a fine.
Well that’s attempted murder and should be treated as such!! Report it to Federal authorities as well. This infuriates me to no end…..look at her……I’d shoot her…. disgusting!!
Your threat has been turned over to the authorities…
Its lawful to kill a dog but it’s lawful to kill a baby. Only in America. Disgusting.
It’s unlawful to kill a dog, but it’s lawful to kill a baby. Only in America. Disgusting.
Unlawful to kill a dog , i meant to say from the comment above.
Your typo isnt the problem here, it’s your overly simplistic and incorrect rhetoric. Its unlawful to kill a baby, too. Be more informed before speaking and I promise you’ll end up looking smarter.
I don’t know all the facts, but I heard that the dog was after her cats.
thanks nick this is my sister and u r right the facts of the case and there r LOTs if facts the people don’t know but these commenting who don’t know her had much rather spread a juicy version and believe information and comment on it when the don’t have a clue of the facts
This is my sister I am not on here feeling I need to defend her those of u who know her know we’ll know her and know that there is LOTS more to this situation that u don’t know and don’t need to know this CHARGE will not be discussed there is no case… she has been charged and everyone on here should be familiar with innocent until proven guilty.. put yourself in her position how would u feel if this were being done to u regardless of the charge.. and for those who r communicating threats on this public forum probably should investigate exactly what that means.. and yes I have snapshots of every comment made thank u to those who may r may not know my sister for supporting her ..
Excuse my mistake I guess there is a case since she has been charged however she has not been to trial
Run on sentence. VERY ANNOYING. Please look that up. You sound very uneducated.
And that makes it ok to shoot an animal bullshit complete bullshit and anyone who makes an excuse for a scumbag like that is as crappy as she is.
Jenifer Bush let animals attack yr pets oh wait u must be like Beavers I would love to meet u by my little self and discuss this your call Wait your under their spell Beavers is to Illiterate to post this shit just know Mike Moretez or however u spell his name I’m sure his wife used loosely wife who wears the pants in that household encourage this fucking nonsense Mike has shot many dogs on his property Cani it b proved nope he is coward and his wife wears the pants in that household which is a shame for a big bad X highway patrolmen he allows this what a shame a man allows his wife to make decisions … mike u r a coward and a lier God Bless u and yr wife u r both beyond forgiveness so when u set in church do u even think about what u r doin all because an individual my sister wants just be left alone on her land and taking care of her cats Mike u r a coward who build a fence paid for by u to keep your dogs away from her beloved cats you can keep dogs out but not cats who do not wonder off her property!!! You know this Mike u witness your dog and another trying to kill one of her cats in a horrible way hence is why u build the fence…I respected u and your wife until she your wife as a dentist almost allowed me to die …she is a I don’t even know what to say Dawn Moretz,,,I respected you your husband. Shameful I trusted you both what kind of person holds grudge for five years… sick people vindictive people Mike u know my sister and myself offered to pay fo your vet bills however u declined this situation was never investigated my sister called u immediately to tell u what had happened I called u shortly after the dog is ok maybe doesn’t met your qualifications as a hunter dog which u only have them for there that there is no love heck since your wife made y’all move u went along and moved to a ho didn’t allow your dogs there so u bought land to store them on… what a man ,,, no matter what happens with this situation which u instigated
All will be wonderful with my family I hope u can look at my dear mother and can justify your bullshit I pray for your family what a shame u r as well as your wife and u best believe your name as well as yr so called wife will be mentioned as u have instructed your followers to do this to my sister… see u in Court if u r brave enough to show your face bring your wife please… tell ,e how y’all live with yourselves??? You never respond typically of a coward see u in. Kurt on September 4 wait r u coming ??? Show your face look at my Mama and Cindy why u have such a hard on for her only u can answer that well and your wife… look forward to seeing u both,,, if my grammar isn’t perfect hey y’all know what I mean God ha e mercy on u both
Its MURDER and she should be charged as such!!!
agin u do not know what u r talking about maybe u could tell me what u know about this except for what u have read and and feel u can make this call? Again u can comment all u like freedom of speech and all .. maybe u should put yourself or your family member in this situation when people slandering them and threatening them when the do not know all the facts and as I said there r LOTS.. and they will not be discussed here.well except for those who want to spread untruths about her and for those who r communicating threats against her perhaps u should spend your time looking in to this on a public forum instead of commenting on something u know nothing about All these comments as I assume you all know r being recorded… thank you
As sad and horrifying as this is, I have known Cindy since I moved here in 1981. She has obviously fallen on hard times and lost her way. At her core she is a good person. Extending compassion to her, Mr. Beavers and his coonhound.
Deborah thanks for commenting on my sister however yes she has had to deal with death of her husband which would be a challenge for us all as far as loosing her way and falling on hard times maybe u haven’t see her in quite awhile she is doing fine this is a very unfortunate situation for the dog he is the innocent party here and you clearly don’t know the details thanks for supporting her however like all the neg comments on here I think and forgive if I’m wrong myself her friends and family have lived and we have all been cohesive throughout challenges we all deal with again not sure where yr info came from if u know something I don’t please let me know what I’m missing that u r aware of I’m with her several times a week as r her other true friends not saying yr not but ur information is a mystery to me again please contact me if u will comment here I will be glad to meet u for lunch not to discuss this case but to find out what u referring to regarding ur other comments I’m not here to defend my sister nor should I and she shouldn’t either but again please contact me if u know of events that u think have caused her to loose her way or fall on hard times I look forward to hearing from you and if u know my sister so well why don’t u call her and offer your support I’m sure she would love to catch up again all the details of the case and there are LOTS that nobody does or should know about this case again thank u
All of our family went to dinner last night We don’t know who u r 1981 when u say u meet her we were traveling abroad … and seems the rest of your comments DO NOT apply to her your r clearly referring to someone else…referring to Deborah’s Freman
I have known Cindy a really long time and I am relatively sure that she was most likely defending her cats. Dogs will be dogs but they should not be allowed to go on private property and chase/hurt someone’s pets. People have the right to defend their “property” . (In North Carolina pets are considered “property”) I am a cat lover and a dog lover and people should have the right to protect their cherished pets….PERIOD.
Thank you Angela
I know her personally and we don’t know all the facts.
I guess the dog barking was distracting her from the batch of meth she was making in her trailer. O.o
You r an idiot idiot BryM what u to ashamed to stay your real name your r a fucking idiot meet me please and we can discuss this it is easy to try and be a badass hey again you have an open offer to met me wait u r scared I get it well no I don’t if u believe these bullshit lies please meet me and we can discuss this I know u won’t u r as big a coward as the rest of these lying cowards. Please meet me
Pets are not protected by the law as well,as they should be.Several years ago we had a beautiful Persian cat,which I put on my screened porch so he could get some fresh air.15 minutes later my neighbor dog,tore through the screen and took the cat to the yard and broke his neck.I was told by the Broadway police that dogs would be dogs.My cat was inside the screen porch.