Wednesday, June 04, 2008

It Wasn't Justified

The shooting of a dog in Washoe Valley south of Reno has neighbors at odds over whether the killing was legal or justified. A black Labrador named Bucket was shot and killed Saturday morning by an employee of Kruse's Custom Meat. Butcher shop owner Tom Kruse said he's had problems in the past with Bucket getting loose and attacking chickens or rabbits on his property. He says an employee shot the dog when he found it killing a chicken.

Sorry, but I don't think this was right. It wasn't necessary. And it might have been illegal. There was no need to kill the dog. Just call animal control. Two wrongs don't make a right.

The owner should also have taken better steps after the first time this dog had gotten loose. You can't trust that other people are going to be nice to your dog if it is running loose, as you can see here.

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