Last night Buddy and our son were
playing outside. Buddy lay down in our yard and was sleeping,
Anthony was still outside, at about 5:15 we all heard a gun
shot, our son came in the house yelling that someone was
shooting Buddy. We went out looking for Buddy and saw a man
walking up the timber line of the trailer park. We called for
Buddy, knowing he would come up if Anthony called him we waited,
still no Buddy.
Then we lost track of Anthony because
he was looking for the dog.
Thankfully he was behind the trailer.
The neighbor and I went up the road
and saw the man that had shot the dog, "not knowing that he had
shot him at this time" we saw the gun on him, ask what kind it
was and we were told it was a 9 mm. Told him to not be shooting
at our dogs, and he laughed at us, and didn't seem very worried
about what he had done.
We then went back home and started
looking for the dog.
Found him on the back hill on another
The dog was still alive but I knew he
was dying, he had been shot 3 times. Once in the right foot, his
neck and in the chest area.
When I walked up to him he was trying
to get up, and wagging his tail. I could tell he had been shot
in his lung because it was hard for him to breath.
We called the police, who were on
their way. Getting there almost 45 min. after Buddy had been
shot. Buddy was still alive at that time. He suffered for over
45min. before he died.
The police took our statement and then
went to talk to the guy that had shot Buddy.
The man told them that the dog had
never done anything to him ever, and that yes he did shoot him.
This man has shot more dogs than we
even know of around here. And has said that even if a dog was on
a leash with a child holding on to it, he would still shoot.
The police did not take this mans gun,
did nothing to him but what seems like a pat on the hand.
Why did he shoot Buddy if he had never
done anything to him?
If he hates dogs so much why does he
go out walking with a big stick to tap on the road to get dogs
to run at him so he has some reason to shoot them?
Did our Buddy die for no good reason?
Why is this man allowed to still walk
around with his gun on his side, looking for more dogs?
Do more dogs have to die before
someone will do something to him?
Does one of our kids have to die
before someone will do something?
What can we do?
Where do we turn to?
We called the local TV station, they
did come out, but I don't where that will go.
They are coming back out tomorrow for
I don't want this dropped. We all
loved Buddy, he was one of us. The least we can do for all the
LOVE he showed toward us is to find some kind of justice for his
Please if there is any way can you
please contact me?
Let me know what we can do, what we
need to do. Anything would be nice.
I hate looking in my sons eyes and
seeing his tears, and all the pain that he is in. It's not fair.
Thank you for your time,
Call, write, or e-mail:
Since I wrote this letter, it was on
the news as a #1 story in our area, and was seen three times
I also got in touch with our local
news paper, and it was in the Sunday paper last week. I just
feel that this man will get away with this yet again since he is
on very good terms with the local police department.
What can we do?
The police department just don't seem
very concerned since it was just a dog that was shot.
If it had been a police dog, would it
have been different? I think so. In our eyes, BUDDY, was
Anthony's police dog, as well as everyone that came to our home.
He looked out for everyone.
How can I do this alone? I want to
know that something good will come of our loosing a great dog.
I want people to remember him and know
that I have done all that I could to find a little Justice for
I send e-mails all over but have heard
from only a few.
Most saying the same thing, I guess it
doesn't seem enough.
I would love to get a BUDDY fund
started up to help with stopping this from happening to another
animal in this area. I just don't know how to go about getting
Well thanks for your time,