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Letter: Car damaged needlessly to “save” dog at Shelburne Mall


On the evening of June 25 I took my dog to Shelburne. He is such a wild thing; he would try to lick anybody to death.

I am confined to a hospital bed and have to stay in the hospital for good. Well, the day of June 25 my dog went to the Shelburne Mall with his owners. When he got there, he couldn’t go in because of the “no pets” rule. So, rather than driving back to the hospital, the owners put the windows down about 3” – 4” each (all four windows), so they could go shopping for 15-30 minutes.

After about 25-30 minutes of shopping, the owners came out to find the RCMP trying to dismantle their car. They were trying to get the dog out. Our dog, being a big lover of people, was running from window to window, trying to get someone to rub him.

The RCMP said someone reported that the dog had been locked up since 3:30 p.m. Funny thing, all the nurses and staff remember him in my room until 5:30 p.m. The RCMP tore a car apart because of a very nosy person with lots of time to sit in a parking lot for hours to see how much trouble they can cause.

Just for the record, the dog was not in any distress. He was just happy to see people paying attention to him.

At no time in his life has he ever been or will ever be left in a car for more than ½ hour. He is our baby and we think too much of him to let anything happen to him.

We were given a warning and told not to bring the dog in the car again. Plus, $150 repair bill for the car.

So, for this I would like to thank the fine people of Shelburne for an extra car repair bill. With me being unable to work, my wife is unable to visit until we save enough to get the car fixed.

In closing, I would just like everyone to know the puppy dog is just fine and not in any distress.

Also, to those of you who have nothing better to do than sit around watching other people, join a club, get a hobby, get a life. Do something other than trying to ruin someone else’s.

Jeff Newell

North East Point

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