On April 30, pet owner Tara Garcia found a dog in her driveway in Alice, Texas. The mixed breed dog had been shot three times but was very friendly as Ms. Garcia and her stepfather petted and offered water to the dog. Ms. Garcia called 911 and waited on an ACO to come help the pet. Instead, an Alice ACO arrived, strung the bleeding dog up in a chokepole and dragged him through dirt and gravel to her truck. Ms. Garcia offered to carry the dog to the truck but the ACO refused.
KIII reports that the dog “had to be euthanized because of [his] injuries” although they don’t specify whether they mean the gunshots or injuries which would likely result from dragging a severely wounded dog by the neck.
Ms. Garcia was disturbed by how the dog was mistreated by the ACO and snapped a photo. Some days later, AC is knocking at her door, warning her that she needs to take better care of her pets if she wants to keep them. You stay classy, Alice AC.
After Ms. Garcia posted the photos of the injured dog on social media, outraged citizens began calling the city to demand action. The city manager told KIII the city is investigating itself in the matter, procedures may need to be reviewed, blah.
I think this is one of those times when we all need a reminder that the only reason people work at a shelter is because they love animals, we all want the same thing, you can’t criticize unless you are willing to do their jobs for them, if only the irresponsible public would spay and neuter and all like that.