An eight-year-old, 55-pound rescue dog was shot and killed while he was in a fenced-in yard in Roxborough on Saturday. Police are investigating. If a shooter is found, how should he or she be punished?
An eight-year-old, 55-pound rescue dog was shot and killed at the home of his owner, Megan Gambone, on the 400 block of Leverington Ave. in Roxborough on Saturday.
Mr. Dogg, as he was known, was in his fenced-in yard at the time. Gambone didn’t witness the shooting, but she heard the gunshot and her dog’s yelp from inside her house. By the time she got outside, she could not see where the shot came from, but her dog was bleeding badly from a gunshot wound.
She and a friend wrapped her pet in a towel and raced him to Penn Vet Hospital. Doctors were unable to help him after his lung collapsed, and they were forced to euthanize him.
Gambone says Mr. Dogg wasn’t a nuisance dog, that he didn’t bark nonstop. She says she had not gotten any complaints from neighbors.
Philadelphia Police are investigating, but they say they don’t have much evidence to go on.
If they find the shooter, how do you think he or she should be punished?