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A Kansas City mother is outraged, her children traumatized, and their 7-year old Puggle, Nizmo, recovering from emergency surgery after a neighbor reached under an adjoining fence with a pellet gun to shoot the barking dog.
Jamie Evans admitted to both police and to KCTV5 that he shot his Macken family’s dog, claiming that Nizmo was barking non-stop and needed to be quieted.
“I don’t leave animals out and let animals bark all day. I think that’s gross. I think it’s not fair,” Evans told a KCTV5 reporter. “I don’t think it’s right to abuse an animal by leaving it to bark all day.”
But, Evans thinks shooting a dog is not abuse?
To make matters worse, authorities are only considering charging Evans with a misdemeanor for his actions.
Now, Evans is insisting that the Macken family be prosecuted for allowing their dog to bark.
Nizmo, meanwhile, is doing well. After emergency surgery to remove pellets from his body and to repair what appeared to be a stab wound, a section of Nizmo’s stomach had to be removed, he is being closely monitored, but seems to be pulling through.