According to the Family behind the new Facebook page Justice For Ruby, on August 21st the Powers family went over to Yankton for Riverboat Days. Apparently while they were gone their Three dogs had broken out of their yard and gotten loose. According to the Family they came home to find one of their dogs missing, after searching for their missing dog overnight they came to learn that the Mayor of Avon Mike Petrik had shot and killed their dog.
“We got home and noticed the dogs were out of the cage we seen Maggie and ol red but not ruby, we went around the town looking for her. We posted on the fyi pages here in Avon and no one had heard or seen her. The next morning Mat ran into the Sheriff and he said he has not seen her also, an hour or so later the same Sheriff was upset because he wanted to come over and tell us in person that Ruby was shot in our yard by the Mayor of Avon.” According to a post on their Facebook page.
Allegedly the Dog was being aggressive with him and others in Town the Mayor said.
According to the Sheriff’s office, the Mayor had burned the dogs body after shooting her. There are a lot of unanswered questions to this story. One has to wonder why he never called the local Sheriff and chose to be a vigilante in this situation?
Below are some graphic images shared showing the scene of the crime.
“She was our best friend and was the most loyal dog we have ever had. Love you always and forever Ruby!!” They had written on a Facebook post this morning.
The family has said they plan to speak with an Attorney and will be trying to file charges. To learn more or support the family in their search for Truth check out their Facebook page Justice for Ruby.
Update from the couple’s Facebook page. Apparently the dog was not burned and the body was returned to them today.