Beau is a 2 and 1/2 year old Golden Retriever/White German Shepard mix with no history of aggression or biting. But after Beau killed a duck that wandered on to his own property, he was seized by animal control and the city of Dyersburg, TN plans to euthanize him as a “vicious animal.”
Beau should not be killed for this reason and should be able to live out his life with his owner, Danny Higgins. Danny is heartbroken at the thought that the city plans to euthanize his beloved dog on November 20th.
Danny now has to visit Beau in boarding where the city is forcing him to stay. And on top of this, they’re charging him to keep Beau there.
Beau does not deserve a death sentence – he was just being a dog. Please support Danny and Beau and tell the city of Dyersburg, TN not to kill Beau! By Karol Wilcox Hayti, Missouri
This is beyond ridiculous. In most cases an animal shelter would have more compassion for a dog, such as the Humane Society. Animal control in some cities are just “dog catchers”, detain them for a while until they can get an owner to come claim them with a heavy fine. Usually if the animal is there for too long they are put down. Animal control usually picks up strays or run-aways; or a dog that is too aggressive or has bitten someone.
Beau, was minding his own business, was not running loose, Beau was on his own property. Beau did what came instinctively, he killed a duck. Ducks are birds; if this duck had been a sparrow, Beau would still be home enjoying his life, nothing said, nothing done.
Animal control in Dyersburg, TN and the judge obviously do not understand laws of nature. If Beau were a wolf or a coyote it would be natural for the duck to become Beau’s prey. Is animal control going to hide in the woods and watch animal’s kill and feed off of other animals; capture and take them before a judge. No, of course not, at least I don’t think so but when you start questioning the intelligence of people in leadership and public service roles, you have start wondering. Whether a small community or a federal agency stupidity reeks on all levels.
Domestic pets, especially dogs still have certain instincts. Some dogs were bred to hunt…….yes ducks. Beau may have felt he was protecting his property. By the way, ducks have been known to be aggressive as well; I don’t know if it was in this case, it doesn’t matter.
I have a Siberian Husky, she roams in her fenced in yard. Possums and raccoons frequently invade her space at night and they can be mean. Guess what, they don’t leave the yard alive, My dog Sky is gentle as a kitten, but she will defend her turf and herself. They are domestic pets, but they are still animals, and they have certain animal instincts; it is part of their survival.
The gentleman, Karol Wilcox who introduced this story above has a petition, with nearly 400,000 signatures to save Beau. Take a good look at that photo on top; Beau really looks vicious doesn’t he?
If you are interested in promoting the petition to save Beau, here is a link at the bottom. Thank you, and Beau will thank you.