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Blind dog shot senselessly in act of violence

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Preston, a blind lab with no eyes (due to glaucoma) lost his life on 11/20/16 due to being shot by another dog owner, senselessly. Preston was found blind, weak and nearly starved by Ruff Love Rescue out of Thomasville, N.C. Preston also had two puppies following him, who appeared to have taken to him as a parent. He was taken in, given medical care and love like he had never had before. Ruff Love cared for him years, until I saw his profile on their website and decided to foster this sweet boy. I fostered Preston for nearly a year before his forever mom happened to come across his profile and knew he was the perfect fit for her. He lived a happy life with his new mom, Kalah and her two kitties until 11/20/16. He was extremely friendly and knew no strangers. While Kalah was at work her pet sitter was taking Preston for a walk, when a Yorkie approached them in a aggressive manner. The Yorkie started towards Preston and the sitter with aggression and Preston began to defend himself and his sitter. The Yorkies owner Rusty Hale came out to try and break up the dog fight up. Unsuccessful, he told the sitter to move into his yard and proceeded to pull out a gun and shoot Preston in the head. This was a completely senseless act. Preston had no eyes and only knew he was under attack, trying to defend himself. The Winston Salem Police Dept. responded and only gave Hale a citation for not having his dog on a leash. Justice has not been served! The Winston Salem Police Dept. needs to know stiffer penalities need to be in place for acts of aggression such as this. Please sign this petition so it can be brought before this police dept. to enforce stricter laws against acts of violence such as this. May this sweet boy RIP and his mom have comfort during this difficult time. *****UPDATE***** We're doing it guys! Hale was charged with discharging  a gun in city limits and cruelty to animals today!! 11/21/16.


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