On September 29, 2013 we were led to believe so many horrific details. When I was told my boys were beaten to death and burned, I fell to my knees… I then threw up twice… I was unable to comprehend the details I was told… and also told I would not get the remains of my dogs back…
The facts…. Evidence does not lie. My boys were defenseless… killed in cold blood… They were never aggressive towards these men and these men never felt threatened. The only thing these men are capable of feeling is evil… to do what they did; they are the epitome of evil.
• Luke and Jager were noticed in the chicken coop located approximately 6ft from the road.
• Randy Christ went to the chicken coup and locked Luke and Jager in.
• Randy Christ then walked approximately 200 feet back to his home.
• Randy Christ went in to his home and if he were a responsible gun owner, unlocked his gun from a gun cabinet.
• Randy Christ then, if he were a responsible gun owner, would have gone to a separate location and unlocked his ammunition.
• Randy Christ would have then loaded his gun.
• Randy Christ then walked approximately 200 feet back to the chicken coup where the dogs were locked and essentially helpless.
• Randy Christ then knelt down and shot Luke and Jager.
• Jager was shot through the neck and the bullet traveled through his shoulder completely separating his arm from his body. Jacket was located as well as a partial fragment in the shoulder.
• Jager was beat… beat repeatedly… as many times as it takes to break 3 ribs and leave a golf ball sized contusion on his head… above his eye. These broken ribs were not from a bullet and the contusion was definitely made while his heart was still beating.
• Luke was shot in the left side of his mouth with the bullet traveling horizontally through his body chipping his pelvis and lodging nearly completely intact in his colon.
• Luke was then shot on his left side where the jacket was found in his chest cavity and the bullet continued to travel out through his 5th rib and his right forearm shattering his leg while the bullet would have gone in to the ground.
• Luke’s rear right leg for a reason we will probably never know, what completely dislocated… we will also never know why Luke’s collar had so many shattered links while still completely intact around his neck. Why won’t we know this? Because Luke’s body was literally broken… in pieces.
These horrific actions were committed with intent… the stories made up, the elaborate half-truths, the wild chase for evidence that Animal Services were led on was also made with intent. Why? Why wouldn't a call to 911 have been the action they would have taken? We would have paid for any chickens that were allegedly killed. Why did he instead commit such a violent outrage of animal cruelty? To make my beautiful boys suffer? None of the shots would have killed them instantly… for all we know, they may have still been alive when they were dumped…
They were probably in the back of Jon’s truck, under his tonneau cover, suffering… slowly dying, when my daughter approached him and a neighbor and asked them right to their faces if they had seen a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd.
Right to her face, they said they hadn’t… less than 45 minutes after they murdered my boys in cold blood.
These men need to pay for their crimes…
The DA will be receiving this report and Animal Services has been made aware of the level of Animal Cruelty that was proven.
Thank you everyone for your support
With so stories and lies flying around we STILL do not have the truth of what happen to our boys, We do know that the boys had been shot ( but not sure if that is what killed them). We know that one of the Christ family members was behind the gun on that day (but not sure what one pulled the trigger ). We know that our boys were dumped in a ditch with some chickens (but we do not know if my boys were the ones that killed them ). There are so many unanswered questions that we are doing our best to have answered.
We are at this point exploring EVER avenue to bring Justice to Jager and Luke … We have met with a senator who is helping us get this petition in front of who it needs to be, We know that farmers have the right to protect their livestock WE are not disputing that at all BUT we as reasonable pet owners should have some rights to protect our pets from people like the Christ’s family.
We have over 21,000 who are on board with this petition and feel the same way we do, could you image if everyone just donated $1 to the fund .. What a difference we could make. A lot have been asking what the money is going for, we are using to pursue every avenue we can to bring justice to our boys and anything left over will be donated in Jager and Lukes name to Big Dawg Resuce. Why Big Dawg Resce you ask, That is where we were fostering our beautiful boys from and where I have volunteered for the past few years, We want to try to help as many animals as we can from this tragedy.
So again thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and dotation. http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/kennel-fundraiser-to-save-the-shelter-dogs/169854
We will be updating as things happen to keep everyone in the loop, so please keep sharing.
Ellen and Rocky
I live in the Brentwood area and their owners put it on Facebook...everyone was looking for them, sharing as much as we could. They had their tags on them, so it was clear they were not strays. We just knew dogs as big as they were would be seen and someone would call the police or animal control.
But instead of a good person finding them instead Mr. Christ found them. He says because they were barking at his chickens, he decided to beat them with a shovel and then take them to his place of employment and use their equipment to dig a hole and put them in it. Then he poured gas on them and watch them burn and then covered them with dirt after the fact.
I wonder if his place of employment encourages their employees to use their property to burn animals to try and cover what they have done.
Now he is hiding behind the fact that the law says a farmer can protect his livestock..
What gets me it wasn't just one shot from a farmer, he beat them and burned them.
Maybe nothing can be done to him legally, which is unreal to me, because he should be charged for animal cruelty. But even as a community story it's heartbreaking to visit the owners and hear about their babies. We are outraged out here that he can get away with this and want to make sure the police do a full investigation into animal cruelty.
I think the story, as a human and animal interest story NEEDS to be told. And I think Mr. Christ needs to be accountable for his actions. This is about people coming together to protect animals with sensible policies.
Please sign this in Support of Jager and Luke. I am asking for your support to have this law looked and changed due to the unfortunate murder of these two dogs. If charges of cruelty are appropriate after an investigation, they should be filed, too. You can't just beat rescue dogs with a shovel and expect to get away with it.
Lets make it very clear that we want change and there needs to be a revision of this law, in honor of Jager and Luke.
3341. The owner, possessor, or harborer of any dog or other animal,
that shall, on the premises of any person other than the owner,
possessor, or harborer of such dog or other animal, kill, worry, or
wound any bovine animal, swine, horse, mule, burro, sheep, angora
goat, or cashmere goat, or poultry, shall be liable to the owner of
the same for the damages and costs of suit, to be recovered in any
court of competent jurisdiction:
1. In the prosecution of actions under the provisions of this
chapter, it shall not be necessary for the plaintiff to show that the
owner, possessor, or harborer of such dog or other animal, had
knowledge of the fact that such dog or other animal would kill, wound
or worry bovine animals, swine, horses, mules, burros, sheep, goats,
2. Any person on finding any dog or dogs, or other animal, not on
the premises of the owner or possessor of such dog or dogs, or other
animal, worrying, wounding, or killing any bovine animals, swine,
horses, mules, burros, sheep, angora or cashmere goats, may, at the
time of finding such dog or dogs, or other animal, kill the same, and
the owner or owners thereof shall sustain no action for damages
against any person so killing such dog or dogs, or other animal.
Nothing in this section shall render an owner, possessor, or
harborer of a dog liable for the accidental or unavoidable killing or
injury of any bovine animal, swine, horse, mule, burro, sheep,
angora goat, cashmere goat, or poultry which occurs in connection
with or as a incident to the driving or herding the same from the
premises of the owner, possessor, or harborer of the dog, whether
such killing or injury occurs upon such premises or off of such
Also please fully investigate and charge this man with cruelty to animals for using a shovel to beat these pets and then burn their bodies. This is cruelty.