Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Plano, TX
GSDs in Danger?Just a heads up/ wondering if anyone in the area has heard anything about stuff like this happening, it's scary... :/
Following an incident at our local PO involving some idiot who drove his truck straight through the side of the building, I had to take Cabal and several packages to the downtown office the other day. While there, Cabal made a few new friends with the staff, who allow dogs into the building provided that they’re leashed and friendly.
As I was finishing up the postage labels, a guy saw Cabal and said, “OH WOW! That is a beautiful German shepherd. I used to have one just like it, but he was shot in our yard.”
I looked at the guy with what I can only guess to be a look of confusion and horror, because he quickly added, “Oh, we told the police. They said someone may have been scoping out our house for a robbery…Never did find out who shot our boy, though.”
The guy then went on to ask for Cabal’s breeder’s info, which I didn’t have on me. But I did give him my business card and told him to email me so that I could pass on her number to him.
Not ten minutes later, as I had finished up my work and was leaving the building with an antsy Cabal in tow, a woman stopped to pet him and told me that she, too, had an old GSD who’d recently passed away.
“Was is health problems?” I ventured. She had said her dog was ‘old’ after all. But what she told me in response sent chills down my spine.
“No, actually, he was poisoned. Someone tossed a stake laced with something toxic on it into the yard and he died at the vet a few hours later.” After a pause, during which time I thought she may tear up, she added, “You look after this little one, you hear?” And I promised I would.
Both of the incidents happened locally since both owners were at the same PO. The woman whose dog was poisoned had said it had happened in the last few months - I didn’t ask the guy how long ago his dog was killed, but I assumed that that too was a somewhat recent occurrence, having taken place in the last year or so, if he was ready to get a new puppy.
The big concern here is that someone IS trying to kill dogs in the area, and is apparently targeting German shepherds or guard-dog-type dogs. I live in a town that is considered to be quite wealth and the result is that local homes are a prime target for robbers looking to score big.