When I read stories like this it breaks my heart for the animal and how it suffered before it died a needless death, and for the family that is now without it's beloved pet for no good reason. Just as much though, I read the comments that others left after the articles, and I agree with one that someone said...not only was it a shame and tragic, but it was dangerous! What was that police thinking to put consciously, actively put a dog on the side of the road?! Some other person or family could have come along, and it could have darted out and caused an accident and lives could have been lost. If an internal investigation shows this officer did this, he should have consequences.
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