Man attempts suicide after dog dies
Man's mother blames animal control officers for dog's death
TAUNTON, Mass. -- (06/26/08) -- The mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts says a man slit his throat at a hearing Monday over a complaint involving the death of the man's dog.
Robert Feltmate's mother says animal control officers are to blame for the death of her 100-pound Rottweiler.
Officers were called to help carry the dog out of the house because it needed to go to a vet. "They dragged her by her hind legs, lifted her up by a noose thing and dragged her down the stairs," alleged Arline Masters, the mother of the man who slit his throat.
Masters says that's why her son tried to kill himself at city hall. It was during a hearing involving Feltmate's complaint against the officer.
All of a sudden, with a downward motion, he sliced his throat, opened up quite a gash in his throat," said Taunton Mayor Charles Crowley.
No one expected such a dramatic action would take place. "Nothing led us to believe he would take that kind of action," Crowley said.
Feltmate is in the hospital. His mother says he sees no reason to live.
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