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Dec 7, 2005

I saw this article and it breaks my heart.  A year in jail and $1,000 fine is the maximum he will receive for taking this life.  Something is very wrong with that if you ask me.  


Dog Shot After Wandering Into Neighbor's Yard



NORTH CONWAY, N.H. --
A North Conway man was charged Tuesday with shooting and killing a dog while it was out for a walk with its owner.


Bob Nelson said that his family's 10-year-old dog, Tucker, was out for a walk with Nelson's father, Al Nelson, when the dog ran ahead to a neighbor's yard to visit another dog. That was when Tucker was apparently shot.


"My father heard a 'yipe,' and the dog ran across the street," Nelson said.
Tucker ran into some woods behind the Nelsons' home and collapsed.


"When I got to him, he was barely breathing," Nelson said. "He died on the way to the vet."

Adam Chase, 19, was charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly killing the dog. Police said he used a pellet rifle and took aim at the dog from 20 feet away.

Neighbors said that Tucker was a friendly dog and part of the neighborhood.


"I'll miss seeing him play in the snow this winter," neighbor Nicole Leydic said. "My dogs will miss him. He was great with my kids."


The Nelsons raised the dog since he was a puppy. They said that to lose him in such a violent way has been devastating.


"My father has arthritis, and he walked the dog every day," Nelson said. "The dog was truly a companion."


Chase faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
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Posted: Wednesday December 7, 2005, 3:12 am
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