That is very sad. I don't mean to put blame on Sgt. Young, but I would never assume my dog was safe at the pound. He found out the dog was there Friday night, but didn't go to the shelter 'til Monday morning? I'm sure the shelter had a website with hours. If he had gone to the shelter on Saturday, his dog would still be alive. If his dog was not outside unattended, she would not have gotten out of the yard. Yes, the shelter made a horrible mistake, but so did Sgt. Young. And....It was the dog who paid the price.
Target (the dog in this story) was actually JUST on Oprah recently. She and two other dogs attacked a suicide bomber just before he walked into their sleeping quarters. One of the three dogs was injured so badly, he had to be put down. This is such a sad end to a great story. Target (and the other two dogs) saved a lot of lives that day and for her life to end like this...sickening.
oh.my.gosh. This breaks my heart. I recall seeing this dog and his owner on Oprah not too long ago. It made me cry. Why did he wait until Monday? Why didn't the dog have some sort of ID? I don't know. It makes me think of myself with my two dogs. Our Hannah got microchipped, but I haven't updated her info since we left Washington, so our phone numbers, address, etc have all changed. Harley's is right because he was MC'd right before he was neutered so our phone number is the same, but the address is my mom's home in Georgia.
Ugh to the shelter employee. I seriously hope there's some vey tough repercussions for this accident. I'm not a sue happy person, but it did cross my mind when reading this.