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Pemberville puppy shot and killed in front of children

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(Source: Martin Smith) (Source: Martin Smith)
PEMBERVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A Pemberville family says they're devastated after a neighbor shot and killed their 8-month-old puppy right in front of two children. Now the family is demanding justice.

His name was Puppy, and he was a Labrador/border collie mix. His owners say there's absolutely no reason why their neighbor should have shot and killed him, but he was gunned down in front of his owner's two small children who say they can't shake the image from their head.

"He can't get it out of his mind," said Martin Smith about his son. "Noah was right there. It was really close. He thought he was gonna get shot. He didn't know what to do, he just ran for his life, he said."

Puppy crossed over a driveway that divided the two houses, across the street from Pemberville Elementary. He was running to greet the two boys as they got home from school.

A report was filed last month stating that Puppy was off his leash, but other neighbors say this kind of excessive force should never have been used.

"An 8-year-old boy should never have to witness anything like that," said Jan Blausey. "Sunday, he couldn't even come from upstairs."

The man who pulled the trigger has been charged with inducing panic and injuring an animal.

"He's not in jail, and that makes me nervous because I don't want to see him anymore," Smith said.

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