By the way, there isn't any vets within 400 miles of my home and the road is closed for the winter. Last winter I had to shoot an old friend of 14 years; hated doing it, but wasn't going to let him die in pain and agony. I heard some of you claim that I could be arrested for animal cruelty. Well, it's how it's done with dogs where we call home; no matter what any of you all think about it.
Why are we equating the putting down of old, sick dogs with a healthy mom and her healthy puppies.
What you describe is exactly right. When it’s your old friend’s time, you gotta do it. And there is no state in the union that would arrest you for animal cruelty under those circumstances.
What happened in this case sounds like sport killing. And I wasn’t there so I’m speculating.