A house just a little over a block from us on a well-traveled road was broken into during the day. (And the house next door to them was burglarized earlier the same day.) The burglar(s) ransacked a part of the house but didn't get away with anything because they think the homeowner came home and startled the burglar.
Lucky for them.
They lost something more valuable than some stuff.
The tragedy was that the idiot(s) who broke in brutally killed the family's beloved eight year old pet, Sadie.
This is a photo of Sadie that was in the paper and can be seen on posters around town offering a reward to help capture her killer(s).
Most of you who regularly follow my blog know I am a dog lover. We actually have three dogs. (We'd probably have more if there weren't laws, neighbors, vet bills, and the hubs.) I've never imagined anyone breaking in and killing our family pets. Who could imagine that?
I imagine my pets following the intruder around begging for a treat or bringing over toys with that "play with me" look in their eyes. Just like Sadie's owners think she probably did until the ransacking began. Because even dogs know that's wrong.
Or I imagine someone tossing a big juicy steak in and sneaking around while the dogs gorge themselves (like happened to my aunt who lives in the Chicago area many, many years ago).
Did Sadie decide to attack? Maybe. Hopefully she did some damage before they did too much to her.
I often worry about my pets being trapped in the house if a fire broke out and perishing but this takes the cake!
My girls are worried about this happening to their best "fur" buddies and are even afraid to have their windows open in their bedrooms. And they aren't little anymore.
What kind of sicko does this? And what would this person (or persons) have done if a human being had been home?
I know there are wack-a-doodles out there but this just hit too close to home.
Thanks for listening. It feels good knowing I could share my thoughts on this.
BTW, the family offered a thousand dollar reward for information helping to find the person or persons who did this and now the community is involved and donations are pouring in to add to the reward. If the reward goes unclaimed the money will be donated to a local animal shelter.