Monday, November 15, 2010
Soldier's Dog Mistakenly Euthanized
This story makes me sick and very afraid for my own dogs (we should all be afraid).
Target saved her master Terry Young's life in Afghanistan and he was able to bring her home to Arizona. She got out Friday when someone left the gate open. That night, Young saw Target's picture on a web site where Pinal County Control lists some of their animals. He figured they weren't open on Saturday, so he thought he had a few days to claim her. Monday morning, he goes to the Pinal County Animal Control and the employee bring out a different dog. Later, much later Young sees an employee come back out crying--another employee who did not follow protocol had already killed Target. Young was told there had been a mistake--he has three kids and the four year old doesn't understand why Target won't be coming home.
This dog was featured on "Opra". Here's the story link and here's original story on Target.