Green Bay, Wisconsin: On Monday, February 15, officers were called to a park and ride in Howard, Wisconsin for a suspicious situation.
A public works employee had discovered a dog hanging in a tree.
At the same time as that dispatch went out, officers were also dispatched to a Kwick Trip where employees complained of a woman eating food that she had not purchased.
At the Kwick Trip officers made contact with 57-year-old Pamela Sue McNeill.
While speaking with her, the officers were notified that other officers had also spoken with her the previous day at the park and ride where the dog was found. At the time of that contact, McNeill had a dog with her and officers were able to confirm that the one found in the trees was the same as the one officers had seen with her.
McNeill was taken into custody and told officers that she had killed both of her dogs, not just the one.
Officers at the park and ride were able to locate the second dog also hanging in a tree, not far from where the first one was found.
According to a statement seen by WBAY, McNeill admitted that "On Monday, February 14, 2022 around dusk, both of my dogs started snapping at each other and growling while they were in the passenger seat of my car. I tried to pet them and they growled at me, but never snapped at me. I told them I was not going to live with that and I told them I loved them and I hoped to see them someday."
McNeill has been booked into the Brown County Jail on two counts of mistreatment of animals causing death and two counts of felony bail jumping on charges that date to 2019 related to the possession, manufacture, and trafficking of marijuana.
WHBY states that the charges against her carry a maximum possible sentence of 17 years in prison.
McNeill has arrest records dating back to 1993 within Brown County that include charges of writing fraudulent checks, disorderly conduct, and multiple arrests for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
She appeared in court on Wednesday, February 16 and her next court date is not known.