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    Arizona worker fired for euthanizing war hero dog

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A county employee in Arizona has been fired after mistakenly euthanizing a dog that saved soldiers in Afghanistan and lived through explosions in the war-torn country, officials announced Friday.

    The unidentified Pinal County animal control employee euthanized the female shepherd mix on Monday and was immediately placed on administrative leave.

    The dog named Target had been brought to the Phoenix area in August by Sgt. Terry Young after his tour of duty.



    Rufus and Target (right), stray dogs that lived with soldiers at Forward Operating Base Dand Pataan, in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan, relax after reuniting with Sgt. Christopher Duke at PetAirways in Atlanta. The dogs helped save the lives of soldiers after detecting a suicide bomber. (Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)


    Target frightened a suicide bomber inside a military base and potentially saved dozens of soldiers' lives, Young said. He said the dog was treated like royalty from then on at the base at Dand Patan, near the Pakistan border.

    The dog escaped from the family's back yard last Friday. Target didn't have a tag or microchip and eventually wound up at the county pound.

    Last Friday night, Young found Target's picture on a Web site used by county dog catchers to help owners track lost pets. Young figured the shelter in Casa Grande was closed for the night and weekend.

    He showed up at the facility 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.

    "I just can't believe that something like this would happen to such a good dog," Young told The Arizona Republic, which said the soldier and his family will get Target's cremated remains.

    County officials are declining to name the employee because of threats made to that person and angry telephone calls to the facility.

    "We are continuing to look into management practices and procedures to ensure that something like this cannot happen again," said Lisa Garcia, assistant county manager for Health and Human Services.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    Sad. Real sad. Pets are a soft spot with me.
    Same with me. Although I don't really get the whole WAR VET angle and how it's somehow 10x worse than if it had just been some normal average dog. It definitely makes it a bit more sad, but if this had happened to any dog that ran away it would be heartbreaking to me.

    I don't think they could really blame the employee though. If that's the protocol that they have to follow then that's what they have to do, as sad as it may be. It's the pound that should be under fire. How does an employee "mistakenly" take a dog out of it's cage to euthanize it? I'm sure, if that employee has 1/10 of a heart they feel bad too. I know somebody just as sensitive about animals as I am who works at a shelter/pound and I'm sure if it was up to the employees they wouldn't want to put any animals down.

    I don't think I could EVER bring myself to work at a place where part of my duties would be to put dogs down. Couldn't do it. The day my dog died, last year, was one of the worst days of my life and to have to look into the eyes of other dogs before putting them down would just be terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Same with me. Although I don't really get the whole WAR VET angle and how it's somehow 10x worse than if it had just been some normal average dog. It definitely makes it a bit more sad, but if this had happened to any dog that ran away it would be heartbreaking to me.

    I don't think they could really blame the employee though. If that's the protocol that they have to follow then that's what they have to do, as sad as it may be. It's the pound that should be under fire. How does an employee "mistakenly" take a dog out of it's cage to euthanize it? I'm sure, if that employee has 1/10 of a heart they feel bad too. I know somebody just as sensitive about animals as I am who works at a shelter/pound and I'm sure if it was up to the employees they wouldn't want to put any animals down.

    I don't think I could EVER bring myself to work at a place where part of my duties would be to put dogs down. Couldn't do it. The day my dog died, last year, was one of the worst days of my life and to have to look into the eyes of other dogs before putting them down would just be terrible.
    The biggest reason it is 10 times worse is because the dog saved the lives of soldiers by scaring off a suicide bomber. Then, the idiot, douchebag DIDN'T follow protocol.

    The only upside is that the shelter is revamping it's own protocols to ensure it doesn't happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrockinmonkeyboy View Post
    The biggest reason it is 10 times worse is because the dog saved the lives of soldiers by scaring off a suicide bomber. Then, the idiot, douchebag DIDN'T follow protocol.

    The only upside is that the shelter is revamping it's own protocols to ensure it doesn't happen again.
    And if it was my dog or your dog. Who didn't save the lives of soldiers? Wouldn't be as big a deal? The guy wouldn't have been as big a douchebag?

    I understand why it's heartbreaking and yes the fact that the dog did so much good makes it even more careless and irresponsible.

    But the fact is when you get down to the heart of the sad story is that it was still just someone's beloved pet. I don't really think the owner feels any more sorrow because the dog was a hero.

    The saddest thing is that if it were indeed my dog or your dog who had been killed in such a careless manner, nobody would care but us. It wouldn't get any headlines. But because this dog saved soldiers lives (which is REMARKABLE and amazing) it's supposed to be that much more sad? Not for me.

    It could have been any dog. It would still be tragic.

    Fuck, just looking at that picture tears my heart out.
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