A four-year-old rescue dog is dead after one of his owner’s neighbors allegedly shot him for peeing on trees. According to MyNDNow.com, 63-year-old Brian Johnson, of Good Thunder, Minnesota, is facing a felony animal cruelty charge for shooting and killing the dog named Diesel.
Johnson has admitted to shooting Diesel on June 3 after the dog wandered into his yard – he has stated that he was “tired of the dog peeing on his trees.” The shooter also expressed concern that the dog would behave aggressively towards his grandchildren, but admitted that he had never observed any aggressive behavior from the dog.
The dog’s owner
Diesel’s owner, Carrie Dolsen, has admitted that her dog sometimes wandered away from home when he was “startled.” She claims that the man who killed the dog never approached her with concerns about him. She stated, “I can’t believe anybody could be so cruel. I just want justice for my baby and I don’t want anybody else to have to go through this.”
The take away from this tragedy
Dogs should not be allowed to wander unsupervised – they can get lost, hit by a car, stolen, or hurt by someone with cruel intentions. It is crucial to be a responsible pet owner at all times.
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