A dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.In Afghanistan, Target frightened a suicide bomber inside a military base. Who knows how many lives were saved? It's sad she made it all the way here only to be put to death by mistake. Now all they'll have of a heroine is her cremains.
The shepherd mix was featured on "The "Oprah Winfrey Show" and local media for her heroics in Afghanistan, got loose from her owners on Friday and was put down on Monday after spending the weekend in a county shelter.
An unidentified employee at the Pinal County facility was placed on administrative leave after euthanizing the female shepherd mix by mistake, county Animal Care and Control officials said.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Poor dog, poor family :(
Hero dog from Afghanistan mistakenly killed: 'Target' euthanized at Arizona shelter before owner could claim her