In April 2012, a mama dog who was nursing her eight puppies under a house was pulled out from under the property and beaten to death alongside said pups. The property owner, Robert Pastal King of Blountsville, Alabama, who viciously murdered the mother and her puppies now faces not only the disgust of his community but also faces legal action by the district attorney.
At first, this incident was a bout of animal violence that seemed doomed to go unnoticed and unpunished. However certain parties, who wish to remain anonymous, contacted multiple animal advocate groups who brought the incident to the attention of not just the Blountsville Police Department but Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey.
After the proper authorities were contacted, Robert Pastal King was arrested in November 2012 where he was indicted with 3 counts of felony animal cruelty to a dog. King admitted to dragging the dog and her pups from under the building then beating them to death with a baseball bat simply for the reason of "he didn't want them."
While intentionally beating a dog and her puppies to death is disturbing, recently new information has come to light. It has now been discovered that an employee of King was told to drag the dogs out and bury them alive. This and some other undisclosed chilling statements have spurred animal advocates to renew the investigation anew. This employee previous denied knowing anything about the incident until he made the previous statements to his mother. A new investigation has been launched with the cooperation of King who buried the dogs with a back hoe. Sadly, only the remains of the mother and two puppies were found as King stated he had moved them from the original burial spot.
With King's trail date fast approaching, the Blount County District Attorney has sent the remains out for a necropsy to see if they had indeed been beaten to death or if they were buried alive after the beating.