Protect your pets from roaming killer dogs E-mail
Opinion
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:03

By Cheryl Louderback, Liberal

 

Two days ago, I witnessed the tragic death of a small chihuahua mix dog (probably someone’s pet), as two large dogs (probably someone’s pets), chewed and mangled it to shreds.

I tried to stop the dogs with a broom while yelling at them, but I couldn’t save the chihuahua.

May heart aches because that little dog did not have a chance. He was a happy little guy in the morning and gone by late afternoon – all because people do not care enough.

The only one who could have saved him was his owner who, evidently, did not care enough to protect him by keeping him inside their property.

Shame on you.

And shame on the owners of the other dogs who allowed them to roam the neighborhoods.

I will never forget the sound of that little dog crying as he was being chewed and pulled on – or the sight of his maimed body after the dogs were through with him.

Mr. Olinger and Mr. Crosier of Liberal Animal Control took what was left of him to a veterinarian in hopes they could save him, but his injuries were too horrific.

When I went to the vets office later, they told me they had to put him to sleep. Now there’s a family – maybe a child – with no pet and someone with two large dogs still at large.

What are they doing today?

Will it be a child next time?

Liberal has a leash law. That means if you want to have a pet, then care enough to protect it from others and make sure it’s not out roaming and killing.

Pets are not material possessions – they have feelings and love inside them – just like human beings.

Simple enough – If you have a pet, take care of it, feed it and love it enough to keep it at home.

 
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