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PEMBERVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Pemberville family says they're devastated after a neighbor shot and killed
their 8-month-old puppy right in front of two children. Now the family is
name was Puppy, and he was a Labrador/border collie mix. His owners say there's
absolutely no reason why their neighbor should have shot and killed him, but he
was gunned down in front of his owner's two small children who say they can't
shake the image from their head.
can't get it out of his mind," said Martin Smith about his son. "Noah was right
there. It was really close. He thought he was gonna get shot. He didn't know
what to do, he just ran for his life, he said."
crossed over a driveway that divided the two houses, across the street from
Pemberville Elementary. He was running to greet the two boys as they got home
report was filed last month stating that Puppy was off his leash, but other
neighbors say this kind of excessive force should never have been used.
8-year-old boy should never have to witness anything like that," said Jan
Blausey. "Sunday, he couldn't even come from upstairs."
man who pulled the trigger has been charged with inducing panic and injuring an
not in jail, and that makes me nervous because I don't want to see him anymore,"