Dogs are toally loyal to their owners and their lives revolve around us. Psycologically, people have more of an emotional reaction to a dog being shot. The same would apply to certain humans. If a baby were shot and killed, people would be more appalled than if a 25 year-old were.
Please focus your anger for those of us that can't bear to see little puppies hurt, in the right direction...to those horrible thugs that did this - and we'll BOTH win.
animals don't have a voice. We are their voice and the only one they have to protect them. If we won't, then who will?
I love my dogs more than most people. They'll always be true, they'll never lie, they are always there when you are down, they'll never yell at you and no matter how much you yell at them, not matter what you do to them, they will unconditionally love you. and when they die, a piece of you dies with them.
I'm a firm believer that you can judge the character of a person by the way he treats his dog. I don't have much respect for people who have no respect for an innocent life that appears to be less worthy than their own. Because it wanders around on 4 feet doesn't make it any less God's creature.