GEORGE WILLIAM PANNO indicted on felony charges for shooting and killing his dog

- Ohio, USA -

On May 12, a Mahoning County Grand Jury has indicted 29-years-old GEORGE WILLIAM PANNO (pictured) on two felony charges of cruelty to companion animals with a firearm specification.

PANNO is accused of shooting and killing his dog, Diesel, on April 8, 2022.

Back in April, the Animal Charity of Ohio wrote in a Facebook post that PANNO had driven with Diesel from Struthers to North Jackson, he then walked Diesel into the woods, shot him three times, and walked away. According to the Animal Charity of Ohio, none of the gunshots instantly killed Diesel, but he was left to die in pain while bleeding.

Thankfully, a witness saw PANNO going into the woods with Diesel, heard gunshots, and then saw PANNO walking out of the woods alone.

The witness called 911 and within minutes the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and a Humane Agent with the Animal Charity of Ohio responded to the scene.

PANNO was still there.

At the time, Animal Charity of Ohio wrote in a Facebook post: “Diesel’s body is now in our care and we will do everything to get justice for him. 💔

Charges will be filed once the necropsy and investigation is complete.”

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WKBN – April 9, 2022

WKBN – May 13, 2022

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