A woman from Michigan, Brittany McClure, was arrested this week for allegedly performing a sex act on her pet dog, Max. The incident was uncovered when McClure’s ex-boyfriend discovered footage on a surveillance camera that he had set up in their living room in Taylor, Michigan. He then turned over the incriminating video to the police. McClure was subsequently charged with sodomy and animal abuse.
During the court hearing on Wednesday, Detective Philip Collop provided a description of the video. He explained that it showed McClure lying on a mattress with a blanket on the living room floor. In the video, she called the dog over and was heard saying, “good boy.” Lieutenant Frank Canning, another officer involved in the case, expressed shock at the footage, stating that in his two decades on the job, he had never witnessed anything like it.
Canning described the acts as stemming from an interest in fetish stuff seen on the internet. He emphasized that there was no justification for such behavior. Despite McClure admitting to the acts, she claimed that it was the only instance in which she had engaged in such behavior.
Authorities confirmed that the dog, Max, was not physically harmed during the incident. He is now under the care of McClure’s ex-boyfriend. As part of her bond conditions, McClure was ordered to have no contact with animals. Her bond was set at $100,000 by the judge.
The case highlights the disturbing nature of animal abuse and the importance of surveillance in uncovering such acts. The video evidence allowed authorities to take swift action and ensure the safety and well-being of the dog involved. Lt. Canning expressed gratitude that the incident was captured on camera and emphasized that it should not become a regular occurrence for Max or any other animal.
Animal abuse is a serious offense that can have severe consequences. It is important for individuals to understand the ethical and legal boundaries when it comes to their conduct towards animals. Incidents like this serve as a reminder of the need for continued efforts to prevent and address animal cruelty.