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A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.    
Friday, February 22 2008 @ 08:30 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: Anonymous

PetsA Golden Retriever was killed on Western Avenue Wednesday evening. It was awfull, His painful cries could be heard houses away, I'm still trying to erase them from my mind.

He was however, able to get up and run home. I later learned that his injuries were extensive and he was euthanized. I remember seeing him from time to time in his yard. He had a big warm smile. I would see him with his owner walikng from the house to the car and he willingly followed her and was never leashed.

This puzzled me especially living in a high traffic area. Even the most obedient dogs can be led astray by squirrels, other dogs, or a friendly looking pedestrian.

Several weeks ago I eascorted 13 yr old deaf frightened dog out of the road and got him safely home. "hello everyone", is it at all possible from people to take better care of their pets? "And I'm talking to you", think about it before you toss your dog into the back of your pickup truck. I'm hopiing for a law, that puts an end to animals riding in back of open vehicles.

Is it just me or do other people experience the animal control department as being apathetic? I don't believe they offer any type of safety education for pet owmers. Their approached to the problems appears to be monetary punishment. "Yeah more revenue for the department".

There are a lot of people that could benefit from animal safety awarenes. Many people fail to realaze that caring for a pet also entails keeping them from harms way. That's why they live with use, they count on use, to feed them (of course), love them and keep them safe.

Please if you near a bussy street or road, take a minute and put them on a leash, it could save them. I imagine the owners the the dog that died are struggling with that today.

 

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    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: BrattMan on Friday, February 22 2008 @ 08:45 PM GMT+4
    My ex-boss at the Brattleboro Retreat had a golden retriever named "Frosty". He was a friendly, well-mannered dog except on rare occasions. I really hope it wasn't him!!!
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: Iris on Friday, February 22 2008 @ 09:02 PM GMT+4
    I don't want to give addresses or names, it happened in the vicinity of Spruce St. and Western Ave.
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: annikee on Friday, February 22 2008 @ 10:09 PM GMT+4
    Please, humans, care for your animals. Don't let them wander out alone, keep them on a leash, protect them. They're depending on your judgment.

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    "Kindness and love being the core of human interaction rather than power and material gain is at the heart of everything worth struggling for"-SK-B
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: JoanneN on Tuesday, February 26 2008 @ 08:21 PM GMT+4
    I have only lived here for a year now and have noticed many people who do not keep their dogs on leashes. If anyone remembers I had a cat up a tree last year because of a neighbors dog after I just moved in. I think I am now considered to be the neighborhood dog hater. Which could not be further from the truth. I love both cats and dogs, but you need to be responsible for your pets and dogs are a lot more work. They need to be walked and kept on a leash or in a run of some sort. Please keep your dog on a leash for their own safety and the safety of others as well.
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: RachelW on Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 01:17 PM GMT+4
    I am familiar with this situation, and happen to know both the dog's owner and the very unfortunate man who hit the dog. The dog's owner is heartbroken, however, it is true that the dog was rarely leashed, which is just insane, given the traffic on Western Avenue. The dog crossed the street because he was loose, and rather than retrieve him, the owner called to him to come back. Obediently, the dog obeyed, and was hit just as he crossed the street. It was dusk, and the driver of the car did not see him. He is just guilt-ridden. Western Avenue is NO place for a loose dog. Not to mention that there is a leash law in this town.
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: chipmunk on Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 03:42 PM GMT+4
    On Sunday I encountered a small white dog with curly fur running in the middle of High street right about where it intersects Forest street. Cars locked up brakes and I ran to get the dog -- we had a footrace that lead us back to Green Street school and finally to a porch where he growled and sat down. I think he found home, I tried to ring owners but no one answered. People, please keep your dogs tied when you are out -- and when you are home. The streets around here are busy for the smallish town we live in. For a dog, that is so very dangerous.
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: annikee on Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 04:15 PM GMT+4
    A former neighbor would let his basset hound wander. Particularly at the Oak/Chapin intersection I'd cringe, watching cars come within a foot of the slow-moving dog. Several times I went out and herded the dog back toward home. There the owner'd be, half a block away, standing by his house calling the dog but not moving a muscle. People like these shouldn't be allowed to have living creatures in their care.

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    "Kindness and love being the core of human interaction rather than power and material gain is at the heart of everything worth struggling for"-SK-B
    A Dog Dies in Brattleboro on Western Ave.
    Authored by: goldens on Friday, May 02 2008 @ 06:58 PM GMT+4
    What I have never understood is why people would leave their animals in their cars when they KNOW that they are going shopping AND leave the windows up. If you are going shopping, do the humane thing and leave your pet at home.

    There is a leash law in Brattleboro. I have always followed it, when he is outside we have a run for him and when we are walking he is on a leash.

    I understand that from time to time dogs do find a way to slip out of their collars as it has happened to me but I went right after him and got him back. He may weigh about 100 pounds but I do anything I can to keep him away from danger because even though we live out of town a bit, cars travel over the posted speed limit. I have seen deer get hit by cars out here and it isn't something that I would want to see again or see my buddy go through.

    So please think before you leave an animal in a hot car. You may just find that animal control had to break out one of your windows to get to your animal if it is in too much distress. Leave them home so they can greet you with the silly tail wagging!!