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Kathy Bassett: Browns Park

I knew a dog once that was very friendly and wouldn’t hurt anyone — I knew the children who owned and played with the dog and yet, one day I happened upon a calf that was alive but this particular dog was in the process of eating a hindquarter off the calf. And he had changed from the nice friendly dog into a dog like Cujo! Do you have any idea what it is like to carry around the image of the terror in the calf’s eyes and the pain and suffering? Yes, that dog went to dog “wherever” in a hurry! It is scary to think that Judi Hunt is upset because an officer shot her dog for harassing a deer. What if it had been a small child? I don’t care how wonderful you think your dog is, the fact remains that a dog is a dog and under the right circumstances, a dog can and will do about anything. If you own a dog, you need to be responsible for that animal because it can’t reasonably think things out and always do the right thing.

I think it is wrong to be angry at the officer for doing his job. Yes, the officer was protecting the public by his actions and I think he should be thanked. To call him a “gun-happy” officer is totally unfair. I live 80 miles from Craig, but I had to pay a ticket for “dog at large” and even though his only crime was to visit a neighbor, I’m glad that he wasn’t chasing a deer or some other critter, because I would have expected to have him shot. During the past few years, there have been several Moffat County officers visit my home and I can honestly say they always have acted in a professional manner. Not once have I observed any officer appearing as “gun-happy.”

Kathy Bassett



Browns Park


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