Hero dog who survived Afghan war mistakenly put down

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  1. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1330088/Afghanistan-dog-hero-mistake-Arizona-animal-shelter.html

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    RIP Target, you are a hero!

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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    GROAN...................

    OMG! How horrible!

    R.I.P. Dear Target
     
  4. Kateyes

    Kateyes New Member

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    OMG!!!! A dog who gave so much of himself was put to death because of someone's carelessness!!!!! Why was this dog in this shelter in the first place? I am sure there are many animal lovers who would have given him a good home. I am beyond words. May Target rest in peace.
     
  5. A_News_Junkie

    A_News_Junkie Retired

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    The dog was loved and wanted - the serviceman who rescued him after the dog saving him was on HLN and is devastated. I had even seen a story a few months back about the dog and the man and family. They said today that the dog had escaped his fenced yard and before the owner could find him some ()&^^#*(% had 'goofed' and put the dog down. :-(( This story put me over the edge today.
     
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    Kateyes New Member

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    thanks so much for he clarification, A_News_Junkie. That may have been said in the article but I think my mind couldn't get past the awful outcome, and somehow my brain didn't process that info. I agree - this story put me over the edge too. We lost a dog last year, and the pain was like a hole in the heart.
     
  7. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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    Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    What a beautiful dog..:cry: To go through so much, then enter a loving home, just to be put down by an (unusual person) employee that apparently doesn't know the rules. Really has me beyond Pi$$3D

    That poor family. :(


    Have fun at The Bridge Target, play , run, eat and be happy. One day, your family will come for you, one by one.

    Kateeyes, I lost my baby last year too. I miss him so much. :cry:
     
  9. w1df10wr

    w1df10wr New Member

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    :( How sad.
     
  10. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    I saw this last night and it sent me into a bad funk. Stupid should hurt.

    ETA: and on Veteran's day of all days.
     
  11. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Stories like this really break my heart. There was a similar story in a local paper, a guy lost his little dog in the park, and that dog was also put down even though the owner was looking for his dog.
    I am very curious as to what these shelter rules are, and how carefully employees usually follow them. Target was famous so it's a big deal it but if she wasn't?
    How long do they normally keep dogs in a shelter after they find them and how hard do they try to find the owners? Target was brought in a shelter on Friday and come Monday she was already dead. That would hardly give any owner time to look for the dog.
     
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    This is so sad. I cried just reading this story.
     

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