TOWN OF CLAYTON, WI (WTAQ) - A Town of Clayton man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for shooting his Rottweiler back in April and leaving it for dead along a road.
43-year-old Todd Schaffer pleaded no contest in Winnebago County to mistreatment of an animal, a misdemeanor.
Shaffer claimed the dog named Boomer, was hurt and attempted to euthanize the dog, but it didn’t go as planned. It was shot twice, once in the neck and rear and had a large cut on its belly.
The dog was found and rescued by David Obermeier of the Town of Clayton. Obermeier spent $4,000 of his own money for surgery on the dog.
He later named it Seven, because he has had six dogs of his own.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s received a tip that led them to Schaeffer. He told the tipster the dog was injured and tried to put it out of its misery.
The criminal complaint suggests Schaeffer tried to cover his tracks by getting another Rottweiler.
Schaeffer will likely have to pay restitution. He will have work release privileges while serving his 45 day sentence.