Boca Porn Star Charged In Dog Death

October 22nd, 2010 by Staff

BOCA RATON (CBS4) ―

Shane Thompson, 20, of Boca Raton, faces an animal cruelty charge for allegedly killing his dog named Moonshine.

A Boca Raton man is charged with animal cruelty, after investigators say he killed his dog.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s detectives say Shane Thompson, 20, “inflicted excessive, repeated, and unnecessary pain and suffering” to his dog, Moonshine, a wolf hybrid.

A veterinarian at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control determined Moonshine, less than a year old, suffered “severe blunt trauma prior to death” and the animal died from “asphyxiation.”

“He appears to have caused this dog to die a very painful and extreme death that was completely unnecessary,” said Captain Dave Walesky, of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control.

Investigators claim Thompson — who authorities say is a self-described gay porn actor — tried to cremate Moonshine after the animal died in early October. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Thompson told clinic workers that Moonshine died due a possible seizure.

However, a veterinarian at the animal clinic noticed that the dog appeared to have been suffocated.

At the same time, a person who claimed to have witnessed Thompson abuse the dog reported that information to authorities and warned them that Moonshine may not have died from natural causes.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, the witness said he once watched as “(Thompson) struck the dog multiple times all over his body, and then proceeds to bite the dog’s right ear to the point where he drew blood. The defendant then began to brag about that he had bitten off part of the other ear on a prior date.”

After learning that information, Animal Care and Control investigators were able to retrieve Moonshine’s body from the animal clinic and perform a necropsy on the animal, determining the cause of death.

Deputies arrested Thompson at his Boca Raton condo on Wednesday for the crime. When interviewed, Thompson told detectives he was only disciplining the animal.

“The defendant stated that a wolf pup needs to be disciplined or they will be uncontrollable in the future,” the report states.

After investigators showed Thompson the necropsy photos showing the injuries to Moonshine, Thompson asked for a lawyer and refused to answer any more questions.

“He claimed the dog tried to bite him, he put a muzzle on it, later came back and the dog was deceased,” Captain Walesky said, adding “We don’t believe that’s what happened.”

Walesky said he is grateful the witness came forward with information about the abuse of Moonshine. However, he wishes the witness had spoken up sooner.

“People that are close to this individual were experiencing his aggression and were witnessing this and did not come forward with it,” Captain Walesky told CBS 4′s Carey Codd.

But Thompson was on the radar of law enforcement. A neighbor of Thompson’s twice reported allegations that Thompson was mishandling the dog. In both instances, Animal Care and Control investigators went to Thompson’s condo and checked on the animal.

“At that time the animal was not injured,” Captain Walesky said. “The animal was not displaying any signs. It wasn’t scared of this gentleman. We wish we had been able to remove the animal at that time but there just wasn’t enough to do so.”


3 Responses

  1. pb

    sick
    disgusting
    animal
    (not the dog)

  2. Jim K

    Maybe it was a gay porn hybrid movie with animals that went terribly wrong.

  3. GLENN

    This sick young guy should burn in hell and I hope he rots in jail. I hope the law does not let him get anymore animals because he’s going to do the samething to this new animal. I can’t believe that people can hurt sweet animals that don’t understand why they are getting abused or beaten. My heart cries for them. They should be a strict law not to let any animals from shelters or breeders to let anyone take them home until they do a back ground check on them. Please help these animals not to suffer anymore, they don’t understand anything. I just wanna CRY from reading this sad story.

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