July 31st, 2008 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound Lovers: Frankly, I am surprised I have not heard about this. I comb the internet regarding basset hound stories, and I have not seen anything about this on google alert or on the daily drool????????

Has anyone heard about this?




Target:The Honorable Spencer Bachus, Prosecutor Frank Funderburg, Chief Adam Pardue, Magistrate Pricilla Newton, The Town of ODENVILLE, AL
Sponsored by: R. Brace and the ASPCA Online Community
We the undersigned, ask for justice for the Davis family. Please charge, and prosecute, Christopher Delawder, for the unlawful shooting of Babyboy, a beloved member of the Davis family.

On the evening of Saturday June 28, 2008, the family of Terri Davis’, lives were changed. Their little bassett hound, Babyboy, slipped out of the safety of his backyard. Moments later a neighbor came to the Davis’ front door to report their precious little dog was hurt. Another neighbor, Christopher Delawder, had shot and killed Babyboy.

Surrounded by a crowd of people, Terri picked up his lifeless little body screaming to God, as tears ran down her face. At that point she didn’t know how babyboy had died.

They brought him home and it was then, as they looked him over, that they found the bullet hole.

Christopher Dewayne Delawder was part of the crowd that surrounded Terri. He was asking if, “Anyone had seen anything.” In other words, he was acting like he had no knowledge of the shooting. When the police arrived he lied to them.

It was after Mr. Delawder contacted his attorney, (2 hours later) he admitted to shooting the Davis family dog. His excuse? He stated he had every right to shoot the dog to protect his cats.

It is suspected that his cats, (if there really are any) are locked in an unventilated box in his backyard. In which case, not only is he guilty of a crime by shooting the dog, he is also guilty of animal abuse.

Alabama state law made it a class C felony in the year of 2001:
Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency. § 13A-11-14. Cruelty to animals. Section 13A-11-240. Definitions. Section 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees.

13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals.
(a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly:

(1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or

(2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or

(3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another.

(b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, § 5565.)

13A-11-240. Definitions.

(a) The word “torture” as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.(b) The word “cruel” as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue.

(c) The words “dog or cat” as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family.

(Act 2000-615, p. 1252, § 1.)

This petition is to urge the magistrate and police of Odenville, AL to take action. Help us bring the town of Odenville, Alabama, to task, for failing to uphold the law.

Help us get this man prosecuted for his CRIME. Thank you all, for your support.

end of petition posting

More Later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma – proud signers of the petition.


  1. kipandgus
    July 31st, 2008 | 8:47 pm

    Cat, this is so horrible. I am in shock at this act of cruelty. That poor family. I wish there was a way we could all come together to help this family. What a lovely video.
    This man should be executed and I would love to be the one to flip the switch.
    Kip, Gus and Bonnie

  2. Janet, Jackie, Kim, Kelly and Opie
    August 1st, 2008 | 12:25 am

    Oh, my. I ran across this only by a Google Alert to your website, Cat. I’m just a blubbering mess after reading and watching this sad story about Babyboy. I’ve signed the petition, and hope this moron is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. My heart just breaks for Babyboy’s family….you can SEE the connection between Becca and Babyboy….

    We are sending heart-healing drool to Babyboy’s family and know that Babyboy is whole again at the Bridge with other Basset Hounds who have welcomed him with their loving angel wings.

  3. kipandgus
    August 1st, 2008 | 5:37 pm

    I agree with you Janet but he was whole before that low life shot him. He needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and in my book, then some.
    Kip, Gus and Bonnie

  4. megan
    August 1st, 2008 | 10:46 pm

    Yes I have heard about this and I must say tears run down my cheeks everytime I think about it. Babyboy has a myspace if you would like the link pls let me know. I agree with you all . He should be prosecuted and then some. Poor Babyboy and his family 🙁 It just breaks my heart. ~ Hugssss ~ Megan and the hounds, Maddie, Lorretta and Lilly

  5. megan
    August 1st, 2008 | 10:49 pm
  6. August 2nd, 2008 | 1:17 pm

    hy friends ,i just googled chris delewder and found this page. i was babyboys mother.this has been the worst thing ever to go daughter becca has really been affected by this terrible act of violence.i have a page on care2 as well that exsplains everything in this date hes still not been arrested.the police are affraid of a law suit.i believe mr.dewlawder has filed lawsuits agianst people in the past for petty things and they know his reputation.there really mad at me for telling my story on line.i am still contacting inportant people to see what can be done.i want to say thank you to all for being so supportive ,we miss our babyboy very much ,i dont think ill ever get over it.

  7. August 2nd, 2008 | 1:19 pm

    please contact me on my myspace page if you would like

  8. ken
    August 2nd, 2008 | 7:20 pm

    This person is a sick piece of trash that needs to pay for what he has done. If the local police will not act then how about the State ? Another idea is to get the ASPCA and Human Society involved. A write in campaign to them just might do the trick.They have Investigators also and can File charges themselves with the State Attorney. Ken

  9. August 2nd, 2008 | 7:24 pm

    Ken, the ASPCA is involved. I feel safe knowing that you are on Babyboy’s side. You always have great ideas and love.

    Cat, Chaps and Emma

  10. MaureenandSlinky
    August 4th, 2008 | 10:56 am

    I signed and passed the petition onto about 9 people. They all signed!

  11. August 5th, 2008 | 3:14 pm

    Thank you so much Maureen and Slinky. I have been a bit surprised at how little I have heard about this. I am sure the family cannot thank you enough for signing the petition.

    Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

  12. August 9th, 2008 | 10:28 am


  13. Cat
    August 9th, 2008 | 1:11 pm

    Oh, no problem Terri, I will sign anything you ask me to. Please, please keep us updated! Cat, Chaps and Emma

  14. August 18th, 2008 | 10:51 pm

    great news ,the police came to my home today and said ill have my day in court to speak my side of babyboys story. i started crying when he was telling me this.i have made several calls and was contacting the d.a. in our county. and i think they got word of it. i told them when this happened i would not let this go.i have a little more info but cant really put it on here. so on sept.4th will be the day! i got alot of stuff to get together. thanks for all the support!

  15. August 19th, 2008 | 12:44 am

    look at this cat

  16. Cat
    August 19th, 2008 | 8:07 am

    OMG, OMG, OMG! I am so happy for you Terri. I will be in touch soon to see how it is going. You hang in there girl. I am with you every step of the way.

    Cat, Chaps and Emma

  17. August 27th, 2008 | 3:05 pm

    Hey Terri, you should contact this group about your story. Can you imagine your dip chit neighbor seeing these guys coming?

    That would be a show worth watching.

    Keep us posted on Sept the 4th.
    Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

  18. Amanda
    August 27th, 2008 | 3:39 pm

    I have known Mr Delawder for a long time. It is not his personality to cause harm to anything. Without reason. The Picture you paint of him is a monsterous individual with no regard for life. This is simply not the case.

    He should not have to pay to have a fence put around his property to keep other peoples animals out. As a pet owner, there are responsibilities that come with that. Including keeping your animals at home.

    In a post you stated that you had to get in a truck and drive down the street to retrieve the dog. If that is the case you were not taking responsibility as a pet owner. If your pet was that far away.

    If in fact his ( his wife’s) cats were in a box in the backyard. I am sure it was well ventilated and to keep dogs and such from harming them.

    If you are speaking on this or any forum without facts about Mr Delawder or his character you could be subject to a lawsuit. Are you aware of that?

    Lastly, I think it is in poor taste that you would photo shop your animals photograph into a background intended as a memorial for our Vets killed in combat to preserve our freedom.

    I think it is only fair to hear from both sides.

  19. August 27th, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    Hey Amanda aka Leedsmom53

    Re: by Leedsmom53, 8/27/08 15:25 ET
    the woman is posting on forums about how awful he is. They are treating as if it was a child ( no offense to dog lovers) I was just wondering cause I know this guy and he is not a mean person at all. link.

    Offense taken!

    Leedsmom53 –

    You have got to be kidding me. Are you talking about the guy who just e-mailed me with his filthy comments? Are you talking about the guy who is LeedRez1991. This person claimed to be the one who shot baby boy. Sick loser.

    This dill weed refers to himself as John Doe when he e-mails me, but when he is LOL on the forums he is all full of himself.

    Here is his brilliant comment on the forum:

    “If the attacking dog was in your friends yard, no problem. It’s legal to defend property or person from harm on your property. I shoot strays with a pellet gun all the time in my yard.
    That really is something that should be addressed in Leeds. There are large groups of dogs that run loose every now and again. I have had to grab my youngest and run inside due to strays before. I never call the cops because the dogs are usually loooong gone before any response is made. (Not a slam on cops by the way) It’s county that deals with stray animals, if they feel like it. So I just use a high powered pellet gun and aim for their butt, seems to work.:

    Hey LeedsRez1991 – you can’t hide on the internet. Dip chit

    Lady, if you think you know this guy who killed a neighbor’s dog, think again. Anyone that would shoot an innocent dog is many bricks short of a foundation.

    You have the nerve to talk about poor taste and stand up for this idiot?

    Lastly, Amanda are you a lawyer? It’s called freedom of speech.

    Don’t eat the BBQ!


  20. Amanda
    August 27th, 2008 | 4:34 pm

    No leedsrez is not the one who shot babyboy.

    I think you people are over reacting.

    He really is a good person and I do not believe the problems with these nieghbors started with this incident.

    If justice was served this would never go to court.

    Note from Cat and owner of this blog……….Amanda, open your eyes. A good person does not shoot and kill a neighbor’s dog. What part of that don’t you get? There is no excuse. Thousands of people from across the world have signed the Justice for BabyBoy petition. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  21. August 27th, 2008 | 4:38 pm

    Here is what LeedRez said!

    New comment on your post #1273 “Babyboy???”
    Author : Thanos (IP: ,
    E-mail :
    URL :
    Whois :
    Keep you dang dog on a leash and I want have to shoot it in my yard you dill weed.

    end of comment

    You people need a life

  22. LIttlebit
    August 27th, 2008 | 4:46 pm

    I am sick on my neighbors dogs running loose and using the bathroom in my yard constantly! They have already been picked up by the dog people and paid over $200 to get them back. KEEP YOUR DOGS UP!!! this is not fair to others. I am not defending Mr Delawder, I also know him, but maybe he was sick of the dogs. I shoot at my neighbors dogs with bb guns, until they keep them out of my yard. One guys dogs are so vicious they actually have killed several dogs in our neigborhood. come on people TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR DOGS!

  23. August 27th, 2008 | 4:47 pm

    Here is LeedRez1991’s new comment. This man does not know when to shut up!

    LeedRez1991 states,

    3809.2. “aren’t they some friggin wierdo’s???”

    he is referring to babyboy’s family and friends.

    And then he continues….

    “they prolly are on here lol”

    What he is referring to is the forum. Where he hides.

    “they are on to us lol!”

    Then, the brain stem known as LeedRez1991, states,

    “Good post on that basset site. Very consise. They deleted mine for some reason *giggle*I was mean to ’em.” LeedRez1991 (the good speller)

    Here is the posting I deleted, in case you missed it above, LeedRez1991 states,

    “Keep you dang dog on a leash and I want have to shoot it in my yard you dill weed.”


    Can you believe this man? First he claims to be the person who shot babyboy and now he is “giggling” about it!

    Like the little girl he is. *giggle*

    Folks, it does not get lower than these single cell amoebas! This guy thinks he can make his heinous comments and then creep back to his local forum and not get caught. This guy tried to call himself John Doe when he left this comments. People like this waste air.

  24. August 27th, 2008 | 7:12 pm

    Wow, look what poor babyboy’s family is up against. Here is one of the latest posts on that forum from:

    kickmyteeth (his mom must be so proud)

    3809.4. They had it coming…
    by kickmyteeth, 8/27/08 18:25 ET
    Re: LeedsMom53 by LeedRez1991, 8/27/08
    If you want to keep your dog breathing then keep him out of other peoples yards. All I have to say to the guy who pulled the trigger is “nice shot”. People let their precious little animals run free and destroy other peoples property, crap in their yards, turn over trash cans. TARGET PRACTICE is what I call ’em.


    How would you like to have that living in your neighborhood?

  25. August 28th, 2008 | 5:10 am

    Here is what another Leeds, AL resident states in response to the loser, kickmyteeth’s comment. (See it right above)

    BLDskoolsNOW responds by saying:

    3809.4.1. Maybe………………
    by BLDskoolsNOW, 8/28/08 1:34 ET
    Re: LeedsMom53 by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08
    we can hire this guy to take care of our stray animal problem…

    signed by BLDskoolsNOW

    Leeds, AL is a pretty scary place. I feel sorry for the kids. You know these cowards have children.


  26. August 28th, 2008 | 8:23 am

    The wisdom of kickmyteeth – soon to become petvigilante! He probably made it out of what would you say? 5th grade – naw, my 5th grade nephew run circles around this one.

    Just in from kickmyteeth:

    3809.4.1.1. We need to hire someone
    by kickmyteeth, 8/28/08 8:12 ET
    Re: LeedsMom53 by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08
    Strays are a big problem in the city. When you call to complain they will tell you that we are using Birmingham’s animal control people and that they only come out once a week for a couple of hours. I for one am not going to let a stray dog or even an unleashed dog that is not a stray destroy my property or threaten my children. I will pay the fines and if necessary I’ll do the time but the discharging a firearms ordnance will continue to be broken as needed. I have no problem with animals but if I wanted one in my yard then I would own one. People, keep your animals out of my yard if you want to keep them alive. I think I’ll change my screen name to “petvigilante”.

    Signed, Kickmyteeth, Leeds, AL resident! What a place to live!

    I am so glad these fools keep posting.

    KMT states that he has no problem with animals, but he will kill yours if it comes near his hovel!

    Much more musings later from the Leeds, AL folk!

  27. August 28th, 2008 | 8:34 am

    Amanda who is Leedsmom53 (shutter to think) chimes in this morning with her brilliant observations! What a role model!

    Amanda states via this post,

    3809.4.1.2. the owner of the blog,
    by Leedsmom53, 8/28/08 9:00 ET
    Re: LeedsMom53 by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08
    copies and paste the comments made here on her site. she side notes that Leeds Al is a scary place and she feels sorry for the children….please don’t tell them have a fur coat… *shudder*

    Signed Amanda – Leedsmom53

    Then her boyfriend, Leedsrez1991 states,

    3809. LMAO!
    by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08 9:14 ET
    Re: LeedsMom53 by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08

    Think we’ll get “served”?

    Signed, LeedsRez1991

    Not leaving well enough alone, Amanda has to pipe back in stating,

    “3809. I wonder….
    by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08 9:25 ET
    Re: LeedsMom53 by LeedRez1991, 8/28/08
    How many people we can upset in a single day?

    Hmmmmm, I have a new hobby now!”

    Signed, Leedsmom53.

    Amanda, you should stick to diet site you are a part of, sounds like a much better hobby for you. You sound so bitter.


  28. member
    August 28th, 2008 | 9:08 am

    Hi Cat, I just wanted to let you know that I know Amanda. She is all blow and no show. Most of the morons on this site are extremely red neck and hide behind their key boards. You have to understand that the mentality of these people is somewhat, slower. They wouldn’t help their grandma up if she fell down. What you do is worlds away from even their remotest thought. Can you tell I am not from AL?

    Signed, an unfortunate transplant.

    Also, I will e-mail you privately with more information about some of these awful comments. Pay no attention to them.

    If these people knew better they might do better.

  29. August 28th, 2008 | 3:40 pm

    Thank you so much for your comments and your e-mails. The Leeds Losers are comprised of about 5 voices. If they all held hands they could not come up with a cogent thought.

    Thousands of people from all over the world signed the Justice for BabyBoy petition!!!! Thankfully, the Leeds Losers are overwhelmingly out numbered by kind people.


  30. kipandgus
    August 28th, 2008 | 8:30 pm

    Anyone who could shoot an innocent animal is a coward. Though we must show compassion for this LeedRez1991 because it is evident he comes from a long line of inbreeding.

  31. August 29th, 2008 | 6:02 am

    HaHa the dip chits aka Leeds Losers of, AL are being sued for comments that they make on their cry baby local forum. This just makes my day! I cannot wait for the DA to read these comments.

    I have to go bring two more over here to preserve them. The dip chits of the forum know the dog killer and support him. LeedsMom is strangely vocal with her hillbilly comments.


  32. Anne Jacoby
    April 12th, 2011 | 10:16 pm

    Hi, I know this thread is very old but I recently visited the Davis family and the man that killed Babyboy lives 5 houses down from them on the other side of the street, their house is a little higher up and Terri had a foot injury, that is why she was driven , also , her friend was trying to spare her the trauma of running down the street and seeing Babyboy in the street alone. I have read the court transcripts and Mr.Christopher Delawder admits he could have done other things to scare Babyboy away if he really was, in fact, afraid for his property.He did not have to shoot him in the back, this is a basset hound for Gods sake , not a vicious dog,people like this simply don’t deserve to live.

  33. April 12th, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    I agree – Kill the bastard! I hope he dies a slow and painful death. Delawder is a scab and scum. This idiot, moron, retard, imbecile, misfit, reject, lower than shit on the bottom of a boot piece of shit. I hope he dies a suffering death. I am proud to crap all over his name. DELAWDER SUCKS!

    He also has a little dick!

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