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Dianne Ly
- 879 days ago -
If the headline to this story seems to lack any discernible logic, that is because it does. None of which is any consolation to Stacey Ernat, of Des Moines, Iowa, whose beloved four-footed companion Wrigley was shot to death on Christmas Day.

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Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:31 pm
From another article......

A Quad Cities woman spent Christmas without her best friend, after a Cass County man shot her dog.

Wrigley was a playful pup who just loved romping around in the snow, but that playfulness cost the 1-year old chocolate lab her life.

Her owner was visiting friends in the small town of Marne, near Atlantic, and Wrigley was playing in the snow with another dog. That’s when a neighbor came out of his house with a shotgun and killed Wrigley.

“I ran up there and I found her under a boat trailer that was lifted off the ground.” Stacey Ernat says, “She was curled up in a ball, really scared and confused about why she was hurt so bad….So I picked her up and I held her an I told her it was gonna be okay. I just wish he would have thought about what he was doing because I wouldn’t be here right now. I wouldn’t be heartbroken without my best friend.”

We knocked on Cutler’s door, but no one answered. Police say Cutler admitted to shooting Wrigley because he didn’t want the dog playing in his yard. Cutler was ticketed for discharging a firearm in the town.

On Wednesday an aggravated misdemeanor charge of animal abuse was also added. Cutler is expected to appear in court in January.

Alet Coetzee (59)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:35 pm

Arthur S. (88)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:52 pm
Wish this fool lived close to me, got a golf club that is perfect for shove up his arsh. RIP. My heart goes out to the owners. Horrific Noted with sorrow for owners and their best friend. Personally, I don't allow my dog out of the year without a leash. When I am not at home, my dog is in the house and if that is not possible she is in a yard with a lock on the gate. I am not worried about fools getting in I can take care of them, worried about someone letting her out>

So sad.

Darla Taylor (46)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:01 pm
Noted. This is so very sad. It should be more than a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and he should have to pay to replace their dog. Not that replacing their dog takes away from their loss but because it would be the right thing to do. Thanks so much, Dianne.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:09 pm
Iposted this about an hour ago and I am still shaking over it,it just makes me so mad.

Julie E. (375)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:09 pm

Gee, and all this arguing lately about whom or whom should not have a gun? I hope the killer gets a harsh sentence.

Thanks for the story Dianne.

Kay M. (348)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:06 pm
horribly sad.

Yvonne F. (174)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:33 am
How did the violence against dogs developed like this? This is absolutely devistating!!!!! It has to stop!
Thanks Dianne for sharing

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:55 am
Noted and just Horrible :0 :0 :0 !!!

iveta cer (62)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 8:34 am
Omg poor puppy :( . My tears are rolling down , so sad :( . I hope this idiot will be charged but worst think this will never bring puppy back . I feel very sorry for this poor innocent puppy and his family :( . Thanks Dianne

Dawn Mason (123)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted and I signed on Very sad!! Something has to be done about these trigger happy sicko's!!
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