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Old 01-27-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Steeler Nation
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Not were I live and in most rural areas, I live rural - farm and ranch country and I hear gun fire almost every day somewhere in my "neighborhood". As I posted earlier this was an 80lbs dog NOT a "puppy" and we really don't know the circumstances and since it was a rescue it's highly unlikely anyone really knew the dog well enough to evaluate the temperment in a strange situation.

Any time a dog or any other animal is shot is sad however, I've been in some very scarey situations on my rural property with stray/loose dogs and if I'd had a gun I'd have shot them. Several of my neighbors have shot dogs and they all have their own pets so it's not like they were hateful towards dogs but when stray/loose dogs are on your property it can create all sorts of problems. How would you feel if this unknown 80lbs "puppy" was running towards you and your small grandchildren? Or gotten into your livestock and injured or killed them? Both of these incidences happened here and the dogs were shot.

Based on the OP's posts we really don't know the whole story.
True, we don't know the whole story, but wreckless discharge is illegal most everywhere. I know rural areas are a little different. If this was a urban or city area it would have been illegal, unless the dog attacked, you cannot just shoot a dog because it looks a little shakey.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Gone
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So sorry
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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You were not there so how are you able to come to any rational conclusion
From what I am reading, the OP wasn't there either..
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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ILOVE, just to backtrack a little... did the police talk to you directly? If you got the police info secondhand from someone else, I am wondering something. Could you send your partner over to the person who was given the dog, and have him look around and see if all this is a lie and the dog is still there? Of course, if you or your partner talked direct to the police, I apologize, but to me the story sounded a little fishy.

By the way, pay no attention to people here who question or critque you about any of this. They know nothing about what it's like to care about animals the way we do. GG
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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It's usually pretty easy to tell "wild" dogs from domesticated ones who have wandered off their home property. My wife comes from an area up north where packs of wild dogs can be a problem. I really doubt this person thought he was shooting a wild feral animal. Probably just wanted to kill something for kicks, if I had to guess.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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From what I am reading, the OP wasn't there either..
True, however the OP did come back and say that their emotions overflowed on this and thats something we can all respect. The OP was hit with a very hard and sad reality and being the person directly involved, we can all expect them to initially have such strong emotions in their initial discussions that will slowly fade to just sadness as the wave of shock washes over them. But these other dolts that just come out of thin air condeming and forming lynching parties when they have absolutely no idea what actually happened, those are the folks I find so pathetic.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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The only point is, the OP had been caring for a dog in need of a home, that wound up with the wrong person, and then met a tragic end. He is hurt and frustrated and angry and he has every reason to be. I don't think his point was so much to assign blame, but to share his pain as so many of us do at times here. I don't see a need to debate who was or wasn't at fault. of course, we weren't there.
It breaks your heart to see any animal meet an untimely end, and it hurts twice as much when it's an animal that's been rescued. I've seen it happen for various reasons on occasion, such as a dog that waited a long time for his forever home, finally found a great one and then met an accidental death not long after. It's something that really breaks your spirit for a time. I think the OP just needs a little support here, not arguing.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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OMG! This really infuriates me!! Some PEOPLE deserve to be shot! How can people be so ignorant?! Because he crossed the property line?! The same thing happened with one of my cats a few years ago. She had just given birth a few days before and took her 4 kittens into a neighbor's shrub. That was the last time I saw her or the kittens. A couple of nights later I heard 5 shots and never saw her again. It was my crazy neighbor and his friend, but in our town you need to actually have evidence like them on camera for police to do anything. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you pursue this with authorities.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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True, however the OP did come back and say that their emotions overflowed on this and thats something we can all respect. The OP was hit with a very hard and sad reality and being the person directly involved, we can all expect them to initially have such strong emotions in their initial discussions that will slowly fade to just sadness as the wave of shock washes over them. But these other dolts that just come out of thin air condeming and forming lynching parties when they have absolutely no idea what actually happened, those are the folks I find so pathetic.
dolts?? pathetic?? really??

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The only point is, the OP had been caring for a dog in need of a home, that wound up with the wrong person, and then met a tragic end. He is hurt and frustrated and angry and he has every reason to be. I don't think his point was so much to assign blame, but to share his pain as so many of us do at times here. I don't see a need to debate who was or wasn't at fault. of course, we weren't there.
It breaks your heart to see any animal meet an untimely end, and it hurts twice as much when it's an animal that's been rescued. I've seen it happen for various reasons on occasion, such as a dog that waited a long time for his forever home, finally found a great one and then met an accidental death not long after. It's something that really breaks your spirit for a time. I think the OP just needs a little support here, not arguing.

yes ^^^^
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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It's always saddening to lose a loved one. But we're all human and the majority of us support the killing of animals. It's a part of life for us and it's really saddening.
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