Puppy Shot And Killed For Wandering Into Neighbor's Yard

Nov 14, 2012 Full story: WTVF Nashville 7

LA VERGNE, Tenn. After losing a pet, Airel Duffer, knew "Jada" - a 3-month-old, 3 lb., 4 oz.

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Joelton

#1 Nov 15, 2012
As a resident of LaVergne I'm very upset and highly disappointed in our police officers. I realize it was only a misdemeanor when he killed the dog but they could of at least charged him with shooting a firearm inside city limits. I would like to see the residents of LaVergne come together and walk our dogs on his road one night. I would like to say stay strong to Ariel Dugger, because karma is sweet
Older and wiser

Smyrna, TN

#2 Nov 15, 2012
I would love to know where this jackass lives. I'd make sure to bring a whole lot of dog cra and throw it at his face!
sigh

La Follette, TN

#3 Nov 15, 2012
terrible. but, too, for all anyone knows the neighbor has had long term problems concerning her dog(s) before getting this one. there's only her side of the story here. does it make shooting the animal right? no. at the same time, he's right, there's a leash law and she should have respected that law and the well being of the pup. if this were about a human child and there were laws about keeping that child off of anyone else's property or they had the right to shoot him/her if they did, would she have thought too late about 'her baby' then?

see. this happens all too often because OWNERS don't respect what it means to back up their claim of 'love' for their animal.

sincerely, poor pup!... but, it really is her own fault this happened.
Older and wiser

Smyrna, TN

#4 Nov 16, 2012
I have a tiny puppy that Im training to go potty outside and sometimes I dont have time to grab his leash before he makes a puddle or worse on the floor. I rush him out the door and let him take care of his business outside. I also stay right with him! There might be a leash law in LaVergne but I sure see enough dogs in MY yard without one. Do I shoot them? No. I shoo them off so they dont harrass my cats but thats it. IF the dog had been aggressive then he should have shot it, but come on, this was a PUPPY! He was being a JERK and a BULLY!

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Since: Feb 09

Joelton

#5 Nov 17, 2012
The dog was chasing a leaf while the owner was getting the collar to put on dog so she could let it run on the tie

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Joelton

#6 Nov 20, 2012
Older and wiser wrote:
I would love to know where this jackass lives. I'd make sure to bring a whole lot of dog cra and throw it at his face!
I believe it's at the end of Lost Cedar Ct in LaVerne
Big Rose

Smyrna, TN

#7 Jul 7, 2013
I must say as a former cop, I don't agree with shooting a puppy. But for pet owners in LaVergne, there are some that do not care about their neighbors property. Just this morning, one of my neighbors that lives outside the subdivision was walking and his dog was just running through everyone's yard. The owner had no regards for residents in the subdivison, and when I asked him about letting his dog run through folks property, and he told me he did not know there is a leash law in LaVergne. He has been living in this city for a long time, and to me, thats like telling a police officer "No sir I did not know I had to stop at that stop sign". There is such a thing as common sense.But if common sense was so common, everyone would have it.
I have two dogs that do not leave the yard because my wife or myself are outside with the at all times. And my neighbors can back that up. As pet owner you have a duty to clean up after your pet. Keep your pet under control. That is not your neighbors duty or the City of LaVergne. There have been several incidents over the last few years about dogs attacking children. Pet owners beware you can be charged in court, and can be sued for this. Take care of your pet if you love them.

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