Speaking of puppies, this was in today's Chicago Tribune:
Dog Wiggles Paw Free to Shoot Florida ManI guess I have mixed feelings here. First, to that "heroic" puppy, way to go! On the other hand, it's sad that he shot three other pups. Why didn't he take them to a shelter in the first place? The shelter might have euthanized them, but that would have been more humane than shooting them. And how the heck could anyone look a puppy in the eye and pull the trigger?
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A man who tried to shoot seven puppies was shot himself when one of the dogs put its paw on the revolver's trigger.
Jerry Allen Bradford, 37, was charged with felony animal cruelty, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. He was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to his wrist.
Bradford said he decided to shoot the 3-month-old shepherd-mix dogs in the head because he couldn't find them a home, according to the sheriff's office.
On Monday, Bradford was holding two puppies -- one in his arms and another in his left hand -- when the dog in his hand wiggled and put its paw on the trigger of the .38-caliber revolver. The gun then discharged, the sheriff's report said.
Deputies found three of the puppies in a shallow grave outside Bradford's home, said sheriff's Sgt. Ted Roy. The other four appeared to be in good health and were taken by Escambia County Animal Control, which planned to make them available for adoption.