Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Or: Dog shoots man!
Sorry, couldn't resist, found this funny little story on German Spiegel-Online, and since it happened in Florida, which lately made headlines only becaue of hurricanes I thought it's worth to share it:
One Jerry Bradford from Pensacola was owner of 6 mongrel puppies. he tried to find new owners becaise he couldn't keep them, but didn't succeed.
So he decided to shoot all 6 of them. He killed 2, but when he went for the third it tried to escape. He went after the dog and grabbed it with the hand that held the gun. The puppy struggled and touched the trigger, and, you probably guessed it, the gun went off, sending a bullet through the guy's wrist.
When he went to the emergency ward, the story became public.
All 4 surviving dogs are now at an animal shelter waiting for a new master. Since you guys from America are so keen on heroes...go get these dogs, at least one of them is a hero!!
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
The most humane way possible? By grabbing a gun and splattering bits and pieces of puppys all over the place? Get real. You can take them to animal shelter or vets or places like that and if homes are not found for them, they get a shot...and thats it. Thats allot more humane that getting their dome's ripped off with a bullet. This guy shouldn't be applauded, he should be locked up for ignorance.
And dude, rabbits are good eating? You know you can go to the grocery store right, and they have actual food all ready for you to buy and cook there right? Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Pork etc. Leave Thumper alone.
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2478 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1635 times:
"Rova said he doesn't understand why anyone would think they had to shoot a dog just because they could not find a home for it."
That sums up how I feel about it, too. He HAD an animal shelter in close proximity, why didn't he take them there? If I was a neighbor, particularly one with kids, I'd be giving this guy a hard time not only for shooting the pups but for firing a weapon needlesly so close to my property. Honest to God, L-188, I may be a bit extreme on certain issues but your view here is to me, also a bit extreme. These weren't 'game' animals, people aren't supposed to be shooting domestic critters. This to me, is about as bad as someone shooting a child because LGW-Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (Germany)">HE couldn't find a home for IT. With people, there's adoption agencies; with animals, there are shelters. If there was no shelter near him, I'd be less upset but there was. It doesn't matter that the might all get put down there, as well, if homes weren't found, the point is that extra effort to find them homes would've been made at a shelter. Shooting all of them at home wasn't his last resort. The other article also says it all...
"Rova said there is no reason for anybody in Escampia County to think about doing away with an unwanted animal, because the shelter will take any animal with no questions and free of charge if a person brings it in.
And the shelter director said the story is a reminder of the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats.
"They would never have been in this situation if they had the mother spayed," he said"
Amen to that, another example of stupidity getting someone into hot water. In addition, thanks to the publicity, Bradford won't exactly be 'Mr. Popularity' in his neighborhood. Expect kids to egg his house, flatten his tires and throw trash on his lawn. Someone might even spray paint "MURDERER" on his house or car and for the next few years he'll be carrying the stigma of "puppy killer" with all who know him. All this because it was too much trouble to simply take the pups to a local shelter. What a moron and his wife must also be really thrilled to be in this spotlight. To get the mother dog back from the shelter, they must agree to have it spayed, eve then, I'm not sure it should go back to THAT home!
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
L-188.. you indeed are one sick puppy. The cops took the remaining pups to same shelter that 'dumb guy' could have... was he low on gas and unemployed? Most likely the shelter would have come to get them had he bothered to call. Or was the situation so urgent that a phone call..would hav taken just too much time? Apparently not...3 others were buried out back... so a lot of thought (for his level) was put into this. Or he's a pretty tragic excuse for a human.
And I grew up in a place where there wheren't animal shelters, unpleasent jobs like this, you had to do yourself.
Yes well this didn't happen when you were growing up... it happened today and shelters are everywhere. There is no excuse for his behavior...he's lucky he didn't catch the bullet in one of his vitals.. hopefully the wrist was the one he uses the most!
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
Wingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
L188, no offense man but I can almost hear the dueling banjoes playing when I read your posts. I agree that animals do need to be put down under unfortunate circumstances but taking them to a shelter at least gives them a small chance at life and companionship with a caring family. My guess is the guy is a gun-toting cracker of the highest order and just thought he'd have some good 'ol homestyle fun. It's the Southern way. Again, no offense pardner.