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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

A Hero Dog, Euthanized by Mistake

After the survival from explosion in Afghanistan, a war-dog hero killed by mistake. Target, a female shepherd mix was hailed as a hero after attacking a suicide bomber who entered the compound, apparently headed for the barracks with 50 soldiers inside. From then on, the dog had been treated like royalty of the US soldiers at their base.

Sergeant Terry Young – one of the soldiers whose lives she saved, took the two-year-old German Shepherd cross home in Arizona with him after he finished his tour of duty earlier this year. She was feted as a war hero and even appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Who would believe that after saving lives, a hero dog will be killed by mistake? Target had escaped from the Youngs' backyard and was found wandering the neighborhood. Staff from the animal shelter picked her up and kept her in over the weekend, oblivious to Facebook messages and radio announcements proclaiming her disappearance. When Young was about to claim his dog, he found out that unidentified employee at the Pinal County shelter failed to follow procedures of euthanising an animal, putting Target to death.

The owner can't believe that something like this would happen to such a good dog. Even his four-year-old [daughter] is really taking it hard. "She's saying we need to get the poison out of her so she can come home. She can't grasp the idea that she's gone." The Youngs intend to have Target cremated.


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