Firefighter resigns after posting picture of dead dogs

A photo posted to Facebook of two dogs shot dead in a yard has triggered an animal cruelty investigation.

A volunteer firefighter in Hunt County has resigned and could face criminal charges because of a picture on social media suggesting he shot two dogs.

In the photo, the dogs are lying lifeless on an icy lawn. The caption reads, "Somebody didn't put any truth my warning. Keep your damn dogs on your property."

The Union Valley Fire Department confirmed one of its volunteers was responsible for the photo.

"We do not condone the recent actions of one of our firefighters. We are following our policy in removing him from our department," the department said it a statement.

FOX 4 contacted the owners, who found out on social media what happened to Gordo, the black lab, and Spike, the yellow lab.

"I'm in shock! I don't know, I don't understand these people. Bad people, I don't know," said owner Pulido Rodrigo.

The owners said they never got any warning or complaints from anyone about their dogs being a problem.

The Hunt County Constables Office and the SPCA are now investigating to determine if animal cruelty charges should be filed.

The investigation is focusing on whether the man who shot the dogs had the right to do so. The law said there must be a reasonable threat to a person or livestock to shoot.

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