A woman is trying to wrap her head around the fact that her Labrador retriever, McCoy, is dead after the dog escaped from his yard in Higginson, Arkansas. According to THV 11 News, the authorities insist that the ACK registered Labrador was behaving aggressively, but Sarah Meyer, the dog’s owner, can’t believe it.
McCoy dug out of his fenced yard and ran to a neighbor’s yard where he allegedly attacked a dog and also a woman. The authorities responded to the scene and tried to capture McCoy, but failed.
Chief Eric Patterson told the news agency that McCoy was not acting normally – he stated, “Labs are normally really nice dogs. We’re just scared something might have happened to him prior to him coming over here. Might have been kicked, chased, bit by another animal.”
Meyer recounted what she knew about the situation:
“We received a phone call to come pick our dead dog out of the backyard. [Police] ‘threw a honey bun at him, and he still wouldn’t come to them.’ So I guess their only resort was to kill him. He was a beautiful, loving baby to us.”
Social media version differs from the authorities
Though the police have insisted that the dog was behaving aggressively, someone who posted photos on social media disputes the claim. A post (since deleted) read:
“Plzzzzzz Share To Find The Owner!!! If your dog is loose in Higginson the police just SHOT IT. It is a big white lab looking dog. He is very clean and fat looking. He had a black collar on.They claimed it was being aggressive when I yelled “WTF,” but it wasn’t. They called it over then raised their guns and shot it!!””
The person who wrote the post claims that the dog had been playing before the police arrived and killed him.
(Screenshot of McCoy via THV 11)
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