7 Dogs did NOT need “Big Bang”

On February 19, 2006, in Crime, by Jody Ewing

Shame shame shame on Fremont (IA) County dispatcher Deborah Weiss of rural Shenandoah for lying to and misleading Police Chief Nick Millsap, who took seven dogs out into the country and shot them while the dogs’ owner was in jail.

The Des Moines Register has five audio tapes of phone conversations going back and forth between Weiss and veterinarian Richard Jamison, and Weiss and Police Chief Millsap.

While Millsap is charged with animal cruelty and currently is on paid leave, dispatcher Deborah Weiss is getting a “letter of reprimand” placed in her file. There is something very wrong with this picture.

Weiss led Chief Millsap to believe the vet was refusing to accept the animals, and that is not the case. She also told Millsap the dogs needed a “big bang.”

What Millsap did is clearly wrong, but in my opinion, Weiss is no less accountable. I hope to God Fremont County residents will make their voices heard in this matter.

Read the article and listen to the tapes. You decide.

Note: DMR article no longer available

2 Responses to 7 Dogs did NOT need “Big Bang”

  1. JayGee says:

    I am in total agreement. Chief Millsap was trained to rely on the county sheriff’s office for support in any situation and they totally let him down with mis-information. This would have never happened if the correct information was relayed and the dispatcher did her job. In my mind the Dispatcher is the one at fault here.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, this has been a difficult time for me and my family. I did the best I could with the information I had…god bless you for looking at the situation objectively.


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