What can I do about my dog's caretaker who killed it?Q:
We had a person we went to church with and our pastor recommended him to come to our house and take care of our animals while we went on vaction for 5 days. We had 2 registered shitzus and a puppy. Our female shitzu was pregnant and was due to have puppies around the first week of July. He was to let our dogs in and out of the house. They were house dogs, I live in AZ so it gets hot. I got a call on day 4 of vaction telling me the female dog was dead. I called my son-in-law he went over to my house. He found my female dog outside she had been dead about a day. He asked where the male was, he said he must have run away. He said where is the puppy? She is in the playpen. He asked the guy to leave. The puppy was almost dead, it was hungry and thirsty. My dogs were in perfect health; I had them since they were 6 weeks old. Being AKC regersterd we took them to vets because we sold the puppies. Called animal control they said there was nothing they could do. I don't want this to happen to anyone else what can I do? I am so upset and my 11 year old daughter is very upset I called my church and they're making me sound like it was my fault that the guy killed my animal. I want people to know what happened to me so nobody else has to go through the pain and hurt we did. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thank you.A:
Every state has animal cruelty laws. Arizona's law provides that it is a crime to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly subject an animal under a person’s custody or control to cruel neglect or abandonment or to subject an animal to cruel mistreatment. I suggest you contact your local humane society and the police.You may also want to consider suing the man in a civil action for money. Additionally, I suggest you put signs up in your neighborhood and contact local shelters and veterinarians regarding your lost dog.
Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott
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