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Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby katykat » Aug 31st, 2015, 7:26 pm

An 8 year old Beagle mix has been shot around 7:00 pm Sunday Aug/30/2015 in the Ellison area of Kelowna. Dr. Eliot Kaplan of TriLake Animal Hospital has removed pellets from Ozzie's spleen and kidney in his usual highly skilled manner, and the pup is now on the way to recovery. These injuries would have been fatal.

Obviously, this is highly disturbing - someone using a small animal for target practice. Rapidly repeated shots to the flank/abdomen of a fast moving Beagle are not accidental. The connection between harming animals and moving on to killing humans is well known, so incidents of this nature must always be taken very seriously. The shooter may be someone with very poor judgement combined with very low values and perhaps low intelligence, or could be a dangerous psychopath, or some of each.

The pellets are the sort that makes Dr. Kaplan think of a .22 air rifle, the sort of ammunition that seriously harms humans as well. We are not talking BB shot here.

If you know anything about this attack or any similar incidents, please contact Constable Browning at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment 250-762-3300 or contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby phasyluck » Aug 31st, 2015, 7:53 pm

Maybe this person doesn't care for Beagles or it was droppin deuces where it shouldn't be to the point of one saying....beat it mutt! I dunno I love dogs personally, but maybe this is just practice until the courage is gained to advance to humans.
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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby Catri » Aug 31st, 2015, 9:55 pm

This is horrible. No one should hurt an animal like that, but before I would label this person a psychopath I'd like to know more about the circumstances. Specifically, was this pup at large when it was shot? It doesn't excuse shooting it, but it's a different situation than some nutter coming into someone else's property and harming their pet.
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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby vegas1500 » Sep 1st, 2015, 8:41 am

Catri wrote:This is horrible. No one should hurt an animal like that, but before I would label this person a psychopath I'd like to know more about the circumstances. Specifically, was this pup at large when it was shot? It doesn't excuse shooting it, but it's a different situation than some nutter coming into someone else's property and harming their pet.


Doesn't matter the circumstances, period. Anyone that would do this should be lined up against a fence and given the same treatment. And I would gladly be the first one to repay the gesture.

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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby GordonH » Sep 1st, 2015, 8:47 am

This is totally shameful act, the person who did this should be answering for his or her actions.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby Bunnyhop » Sep 2nd, 2015, 7:34 am

Catri wrote:This is horrible. No one should hurt an animal like that, but before I would label this person a psychopath I'd like to know more about the circumstances. Specifically, was this pup at large when it was shot? It doesn't excuse shooting it, but it's a different situation than some nutter coming into someone else's property and harming their pet.


I get the point you're trying to make. Shooting a harmless dog is an extreme and inhumane thing to do. Ultimately though, responsibility lies with the owner - why did they allow their dog to wander off their property going who knows where? Keep your dog on your property and under your control and that will go a long ways to keeping your dog safe.
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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby JackRiddle » Sep 4th, 2015, 2:06 pm

This was my dog. First thank you for those of you who had such kind words to say. Ozzie is recovering well, but still in a very fragile state where he needs to be monitored 24/7.

To those others who for reasons beyond me have deiced that my personal tragedy is something to make light of. First we were still on our property, second Ozzie is an extremely friendly dog and who ever did this would have had to have been very close to do the damage they did. Since it was an Air Rifle is made no sound so I never saw who Shot Ozzie, but who ever did did it to Kill my dog. I hope no one will have to suffer this kind of thing again, but the person or persons who did this are very likely to do something like this again and again until they are stopped.

Again thank you to those who had kind words to say and to those other maybe wait till you have all the facts straight until you judge.

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Re: Beagle shot in Ellison.

Postby Bunnyhop » Sep 4th, 2015, 10:40 pm

JackRiddle wrote:This was my dog. First thank you for those of you who had such kind words to say. Ozzie is recovering well, but still in a very fragile state where he needs to be monitored 24/7.

To those others who for reasons beyond me have deiced that my personal tragedy is something to make light of. First we were still on our property, second Ozzie is an extremely friendly dog and who ever did this would have had to have been very close to do the damage they did. Since it was an Air Rifle is made no sound so I never saw who Shot Ozzie, but who ever did did it to Kill my dog. I hope no one will have to suffer this kind of thing again, but the person or persons who did this are very likely to do something like this again and again until they are stopped.

Again thank you to those who had kind words to say and to those other maybe wait till you have all the facts straight until you judge.

Thank you


My apologies, I must have misunderstood. I thought the original story said that your dog had wandered off for 10 - 15 minutes and you didn't know where he was. You mean someone came onto your property and shot him intentionally? That's even more frightening and concerning. I hope your dog recovers fully.
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