Matthew Beck, 46, may be a dog’s nightmare. He was the dog catcher for the town of Hoosick, New York. He has pleaded guilty to shooting stray dogs that he found and burying them in his barnyard manure pile.
Beck pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of official misconduct, petit larceny and animal cruelty as well as environmental violations. He received only home confinement (and two weekends in jail with a three year probation) which dog owners view as far too lenient. They wanted felony charged for animal cruelty to be brought under the state’s “Buster’s Law.”
One possible alternative is to make him live next to Randy Good for the three years.