I'm sorry but, no. Accidents happen. They just do. We have all had them happen. It doesn't make you irresponsible, it makes you human. The dog was already RESTRAINED. There is NO excuse to shoot it except pure meanness.
Yes, dogs get run over but to compare that to a dog that was already contained and then tazed and the shot 4 times is ludicrous.
People can be totally responsible and still have an accident. I have had it happen a couple of times. First time, someone opened my gate and Dharma got out. Second time, I was opening the garage door when Pippa opened the door from the house to the garage ( I wasn't aware she knew how to open that door) and both dogs bolted through the open garage door as I was getting ready to back my car out. The third time was just a couple of months ago. My bff came over to get my dogs when I was admitted to the hospital. She used the wrong leash ( I had left the right ones with the food but she didn't see them) and it snapped as she was walking to the car. Pippa took off and then Dharma pulled loose. It took her an hour to catch them because they wouldn't come to her. I knew NOTHING about it until the next day because you can bet I would have walked out of that hospital to come get them.
My point is no matter how hard you try, sometimes accidents happen. Apparently that dog knew how to open the garage door. It certainly doesn't deserve to be shot once it is already restrained. THAT is going to far.
Absolutely agree with you.
A long time ago, a friend of the family was supposed to watch and care for our horses when my parents were on a trial (I believe). She did exactly what she was told to do and still, the unbelievable happened, the Horses broke lose. ALL OF THEM. They all went onto a busy Highway and completely freaked out.
My mom's favorite female slid underneath a bus and for some lucky reason, neither horse, nor human was hurt.
It wasn't her fault. She was a responsible person. She did exactly how she was told and still, the horses got lose because it was an accident. An accident that could have ended very badly but thankfully nobody was hurt and none of the horses had to be shot by the police all of them were caught and brought back to the stables.
I don't remember if my parents were ever issued a ticket over that.
As for the dogs, I don't think we've ever had an accident were they got lose.
I had one, when Indra was a puppy, she slipped out of the car and went barking at a woman and her dog. She was half a year old and went through a reactive phase. The woman went bonkers and yelled at her and me, which made things only worse. It was an accident. She was still a silly pup but already big enough for people being scared....
Accidents happen. Sometimes it's out of our hands. We are dealing with living beings and not with robots which is why we sometimes can't foresee what's going to happen. Especially when you care for someone elses dog.
I had my friends dogs over. The sweetest dogs at his house, well behaved but once I had them at my house, it was a completely different story. They went completely out of control and one of them has "tail-bang" as he calls it. Our house looked like a slaughter house he was bleeding all over the place.
I rather drive out to his house three or four times a day instead of having two out of control dogs at my place having to deal with all that blood.
He is a fence jumper on top of that. So I was out with him, watching him closely every time he was out there. He's known to go over the fence, which is why he has a tracker. Only problem, he lost that tracker when he was at my house.