Thanks to the pet-sitter’s inability to keep the animal restrained, a firearm had to be used.
As KTVB reports:
The incident happened at about 3:15 p.m. (September 23) at the Aspen Creek Apartments on Birch Lane.
Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha said the dog, described as a “female pitbull-type dog,” was being watched by a petsitter when it got out. The dog began “going after” several people at the apartment complex, Riha said, prompting a man to shoot it one time with a handgun.
The dog was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment, but police say it’s not clear whether it survived. Officers were not able to get in touch with the dog’s owner. The petsitter received “animal at large” and “nuisance dog” citations.
Folks, there are too many stories on Concealed Nation about how dogs are are forced to be shot because of the horrendous way in which they are trained, neglected, etc.
I have said it before, and I will say it again — part of being a responsible citizen is being a responsible pet owner — or in this case a pet-sitter.
The fault, however, actually does lie with both the pet owner and the pet-sitter.
It’s the pet-sitter’s fault that the animal escaped, but the buck does not stop with the sitter when it comes to the training and behavior of a pet.
That’s on the owner, and this one clearly has some work to do — assuming that their animal survived the ordeal.
Do your part, folks. Take care of your pets.
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