Skip to comments.War Hero Dog "Target" Mistakenly Euthanized - (Dog saved American lives in Afghanistan)
Posted on 11/19/2010 7:19:04 PM PST by DogByte6REREdited on 11/19/2010 9:21:14 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Target was credited with saving American lives in Afghanistan.
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.
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That’s sad..... :-(
Or it COULD have been an honest mistake. Can you imagine how hard it must be to work at a ‘kill’ animal shelter to begin with? I have a very strong constitution and even I couldn’t do it!
Either way, it’s sad that a Good Dog had to die...
All of my pets through the years have been ‘Pound Found.’ I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)
The law in Arizona requires that all dogs over the age of three months have a license and rabies vaccination. Maricopa County Animal Care & Control licenses dogs in all unincorporated areas in Maricopa County and all other municipalities within Maricopa County with the exception of Fountain Hills and Native American reservations.
Dog owners must complete a license application within 15 days of vaccination. Residents new to Maricopa County and new dog owners must purchase a license within 30 days.
A license is more than just a requirement. It is a benefit to you and your dog. Found dogs with a license can be reunited quickly with their owner.
Your lost dog gets a free ride home. MCACC staff will attempt to bring your dog home to you immediately, skipping a trip to our center.
If your dog does get lost, he or she will get a longer care period at one of our Centers. We will exhaust every option we have to contact you using the information in our database, as well as provide this information to Pets 911.
If your dog bites someone, he/she may be eligible for home quarantine instead of quarantine in our facility or a veterinary hospital.
License fees support the operations and care of the animals in our facilities, return of over 6,500 pets to their homes, and adoption of more than 20,000 homeless pets to new families every year.
Sickening to have survived the Iraq War and to get put down like this.
I still blame the Family. Chipped or not. They knew where the dog was there is no excuse. Find someone that can open the place or at the very least.
I highly doubt the Animals are left to “fend” for themselves all weekend.
I’m going offline and go hug my dog-kids for a while.
[just had Odin ‘chipped Wednesday...Woden’s Day, no less...really glad I did]
And they have answering machines on all the time.
Poor sweetie! Incredibly sad!!!!!! :-(
It doesn’t bring Target back but if one has Netflix—watch instant play: Dogs Decoded: Nova.
Warning to those unaware or too damn lazy.
There are coyotes in many places - the East - that are devouring many cats and when it comes to dogs, they either kill the dogs or terrorize them into joining the pack for breeding purposes. Similar to Islamic terrorists (redundant).
Target is waiting at: http://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm
...or the owner.
One would think that a war hero critter deserved the benefit of collar and ID or a chip.
>>Can you imagine how hard it must be to work at a kill animal shelter to begin with? I have a very strong constitution and even I couldnt do it!<<
Nobody likes doing it. The guys who work in the slaughter houses didn’t like killing the animals when they first started doing it but after a while you will build a hard spot on your heart that ensures you do it properly.
Having said that, I think that there should be a "hold until" date for each animal that comes in not counting weekends. That dog would have survived the weekend if that procedure had been in place and followed. I hope the guilty have to confront their conscience after a mistake of this kind!
All dogs go to heaven. Not sure about cats