Monday, November 15, 2010

A good dog, with a sad story, and perhaps an unfortunate name

Taken from my local paper

As a dog in war-torn Afghanistan, Target survived an explosion set off by a suicide bomber he had fought off, potentially saving dozens of soldiers' lives. But Target could not survive his time in the care of Pinal County's Animal Control division.

Target, brought to the San Tan Valley area southeast of Phoenix by a soldier who befriended him in Afghanistan, was accidentally euthanized Monday morning.

The dog escaped from the soldier's back yard in Arizona and was taken to the shelter. Due to the guidelines not being followed correctly, the dog was mistakenly put to sleep. For the rest of the story click on the link. In the meantime, hug your pet and hope this never happens again.


  1. Gosh what a terrible thing to happen to the poor baby
    Benny & Lily

  2. That is just so sad. A horrible mistake that just can't be fixed.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. Horrible. Apparently, triple checking before doing something so permanent is not in procedure...

  4. How terrible!! To come so far & have something like that happen is just wrong!!!

  5. oh no - a happy ending that didn't come true afterall... so sad...