Grand Meadow man accused of killing pets

Published 9:47 am Friday, October 10, 2014

GRAND MEADOW — A Grand Meadow man is accused of mistreating his cat and dog after he allegedly shot and killed them in August.

Daniel Carlson, 61, pleaded not guilty Monday in Mower County District Court to two felony counts of mistreating animals.

According to a court complaint, Olmsted County law enforcement were told Carlson had shot his animals and planned to dispose them at a Mayo Clinic Waste Management incinerator on Aug. 22.

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Mower County sheriff’s deputies met with Carlson on Aug. 25. Carlson told police his cat was 16 to 17 years old and in failing health while his 5-year-old poodle refused to be house trained. Carlson said both animals were urinating around the house.

Carlson told police he shot the animals on Aug. 21. Veterinarians at the Austin Vet Clinic examined the animals and found each had been shot in the back.

Carlson’s next court appearance is March 20.