|Barked: Sat Mar 10, '12 5:51pm PST |
|My ex-husband lives in Kentucky. He has two female pitties, both spayed, neither the slightest bit aggressive. They are inside dogs, they have a fenced yard...that, as terrible misfortune would have it, they got out of this morning. Billy discovered they'd gotten out within 15 minutes...and then heard two gunshots. Long story short...
Less than a quarter mile down the road, a 20-something year old that lives at his parents shot the dogs. Dixie hasn't been found yet. Daisy was shot point blank in the neck with a 12 gauge shotgun. The guy's brother came down to the house and told Billy "it was my brother that shot your dogs, I'm so sorry, one of them is up under a truck at my house still alive."
So he shoots this dog point blank...fatally wounds but doesn't instantly kill it...and leaves her there to die. Billy went and got her and got her to the vet, where she had to be put down. They've looked everywhere, all day, for Dixie but still can't find her.
There are no leash laws, there is no breed legislation, Billy lives in the country. These dogs are not vicious and everyone else around there knows and loves them. This kid shot these dogs for no reason other than pure meanness. When Billy went to get Daisy, no one at that house offered an apology, an explanation, nothing.
Please tell me something can be done about this. I realize it is a pet owners responsibility to keep his animals on his own property...this was a freak thing. While yes, it is Billy's responsibility to keep the dogs secure on his property...there has got to be some kind of responsibility for the person that shoots the dogs with no good reason, fatally wounding one and leaving it to die. There's got to be some sort of accountability there.
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