I’m sorry to hear about the tragic loss of Layne Spence’s malamute (see “etc.,” Nov. 21). Mr. Spence, however, should be ashamed. He needs to be scolded.
Mr. Spence took his dogs out in the woods during hunting season without leashes and at least an orange vest. Animal Control and/or the Humane Society should charge him with animal endangerment and animal cruelty.
People should feel sorry for Mr. Spence’s pup. But people should hold Mr. Spence accountable. His two other dogs should be taken away from him and adopted out.
The guy who shot Mr. Spence’s dog probably feels really bad. He thought he shot a wolf. Now he has to live with killing Mr. Spence’s dog that he was lucky to have. Malamutes do look like wolves and wolves are in season.