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April 8, 2014

In Your Opinion: Dog owner should take responsibility

I am writing this letter to comment about the two Huskies that were recently shot by Jared Boice. This is a very sad and unfortunate situation that Carol Mahoney’s two “babies” were killed.

But I truly believe Carol Mahoney should take full responsibility that her dogs were shot. The dogs should never have been allowed to run free. Especially when it was known that the dogs had killed the neighbor’s chickens. 

If the Mahoney family loved their “babies” so much, they should have been treated like children. They certainly would never have opened the door and let a child run free.

With respect to Jared Boice shooting the dogs because they were chasing deer, I believe he did the right thing. The deer have had a hard winter trying to get around in the deep snow and trying to find something to eat. A deer dies a horrible, painful death when attacked by a dog, and are unable to fend for themselves.

Yes, it was tragic the way the Mahoney’s “babies” had to die. But they should have only themselves to blame.

Barbara K. Finch


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