Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Soldier Saving Afghan Dog "Target" Accidentally Euthanized

The clip is from before Target was featured on Oprah. Target is credited with help saving potentially 50 soldiers lives just from one incident.

Video embedded below.

"On Friday of last week the dog escaped from the family's backyard. Sgt Young then put out notices and contacted TV stations that did reports on the missing dog.

A neighbour found Target wandering later that day and put her in his backyard and called the shelter. The dog did not have a microchip or tag.

On Friday night, Sgt Young found Target's picture on a website used by Pinal County's dog catchers to help owners track lost pets. He thought the shelter was closed for the night and weekend.

He showed up at the shelter in Casa Grande to claim his dog on Monday, only to find out she was dead.

County officials say the employee mistakenly took the dog out of its pen Monday morning and euthanized it.

Update (11/20/2010): Employee Responsible Fired

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