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Police: Unprovoked Teen Shoots Neighbor's Dog In Face

heidiho
January 6th, 2005, 09:57 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A 16-year-old is in jail Wednesday and charged with extreme animal cruelty.

Police say the teen shot his neighbor's dog in the face with a sawed-off shotgun for no reason.

Toby is a 10-month-old chow mix.

Bullet fragments were found lodged in Toby's lungs, trachea and stomach.

After six hours on oxygen at the animal hospital, Toby's owner decided to put him to sleep.

When police caught the suspect, the teen told them Toby had bitten him in the past but did nothing to provoke him this night.

Neighbors and doctors say Toby never did anything to justify his death.

Police have charged the teen who shot Toby with a felony count of animal cruelty.

Toby died Wednesday at a 24-hour animal emergency clinic in northeast Albuquerque.

The vets say they did everything to try and save him, but the dog was in such bad shape that there wasn't much they could do.
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heidiho
January 6th, 2005, 10:21 AM
I dotn know how i keep finding these stories but if i have to see them so do you guys

mastifflover
January 6th, 2005, 10:28 AM
I think it is great that you post these horrific stories. People need to read about it so that it stays in public eye. I am sure most people would prefer to just pretend it does not happen but it does and even more often than we read about. So I say keep posting them

heidiho
January 6th, 2005, 10:30 AM
I go on cnn everyday and i just cant believe how many cruel stories i see................... :mad:

heidiho
January 6th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Thanks i try to put the good ones here to,but there just arent as many :o :o

mastifflover
January 6th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Wouldn't that be great if there were no more abuse stories and only heart warming tales

heidiho
January 6th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Yeah it really would,i just cant believe some of the things i read that people do to animals.....................