Originally Posted by critter171
Just cause the dog escape got out of the yard does not give anyone a right to kill an animal. that like saying you leave your own yard i could kill you.
That still has no right to go and kill an animal just cause its an animal to you does not mean anything people like you sicking me beyond distrubing i would risk my OWN LIFE TO SAVE A DOG. people like you think animals are less important than humans you are wrong. the fact of the matter is dog do escape the dog didn't hurt anyone the dog got hurt from some crazy man who should be in jail. You have no right no matter if the dog escape or not to kill or hurt an animal in anyway that is the most idoitc reason i ever heard you should be ashed of yourself.
1. If you have a pet, you
are responsible for keeping that pet safe on your own property. This is no different from your responsibility to see to your pet's other basic needs like food and water. Of all the bad things that can happen to a pet that's "off-leash", facing a psycho with a machete is way down the list. It's far more likely that the pet could be hit by a car or taken to the pound, where it could very possibly be euthanized within mere days.
2. Unless your dog is a purebred champion-bloodline AKC registered animal, it should be spayed/neutered. A spayed/neutered pet is a better pet and generally is not
running loose in the neighborhood looking to contribute to the overpopulation of unwanted pets by siring a new litter of mutt puppies.
And again, you must have missed the part where I said there's no excuse for the psycho's actions... however, primary responsibility for the incident lies with the pet owner who failed to neuter his dog and then failed to keep it safe on his property.
My dog is NEVER
outside of my fenced yard unless he's on the leash. And the first thing we did after adopting him from the animal shelter and ensuring that he was healthy and had all of his shots... was to have him neutered, even though he most likely is a purebred animal.