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    McCUNE, Kan. — McCune Mayor Donald “Don” Call has been charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor count of criminal discharge of a weapon in connection with the fatal shootings of two dogs Sunday at a home in town.

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    According to a police report and the mayor’s own account, Call drove Sunday afternoon to Duane Wahl’s house at 612 Oak St. and shot the dogs with a 9 mm rifle as they lay on the sidewalk outside the house. Call said a neighbor of Wahl’s notified him that the dogs were chasing some children playing nearby.

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    Crawford County Sheriff Sandy Horton this week said his department had received at least four complaints since July 2008 about three German shepherds owned by Wahl running loose through the streets and menacing residents by acting aggressively.


    The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO - <img src="http://www.joplinglobeonline.com/images/zope/extra.gif" border=0>McCune mayor faces felony charges of animal cruelty<font color="#ff0000"> w/ McCune dog ordinance</font>
     
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    figures!
     
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    You're applauding him taking the law into his own hands? Sure pulling out a gun and shooting someone who is endangering someone's life would be heroic, but shouldn't he have got the police or animal control on this one? Is he going to be judge, jury and executioner for all of the town's problems?
     
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    oh, well your right amanda...

    yeah, he should have apprehended the dogs with the equipment the town doesn't have and then stored the dogs for the 5 days in the kennel the town doesn't have.

    and then had em killed humanly.

    let's waste tax payer dollars the big government way...
     
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    Screw that. Dogs that chase get offed.
     
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    No, he should have let the proper authorities take care of the matter.

    I read the whole article. No one would come forward with a formal complaint so the police couldn't do anything about it. Without someone coming forward there was NO issue to be settled.

    And if he was doing this to protect children WTF was he thinking shooting a gun in the neighborhood? A fence as a backstop? Sorry, I've hunted I know a fence doesn't necessarily stop bullets. And he did it from inside his van. Nice. And how did he know which dogs to shoot? What if someone else's dog had just happened to be there?

    If I saw someone shooting toward my house (and probably even a neighbors) from inside a van and I had a weapon I would take them out. That would be a great situation to have going on wouldn't it? But it wouldn't go down like that if the it was the police trying to shoot a dog.
     
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    You gotta admit there is something cool about the way he just went out and handled it tho---these days we have a plethora of problems that no one does anything about.
     
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    actually there really aren't proper authorities in rural missouri...in a town that small...

    the only solution is as i mentioned...is for the town to spend upteen dollars on equipment to catch the stray dogs...and to store the unwanted mutts until they get kilt legally 5 days later.

    if you are advocating raising taxes to pay for big government that's great...
     
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    Well, for starters it's not in Missouri, it's in Kansas. And secondly, I'm not advocating raising taxes, I never said anything of the kind so you're either dumb or disingenuous. I said the proper authorities should have taken care of it. I'm from a rural area of Kansas that probably isn't too different and I'm tell you if someone rolled up and pointed a gun out the window we would have taken his ass out no questions asked.

    Are you saying that kind of situation is preferable to someone who had a problem with the dogs going on record so the police could go out and actually follow the law?

    As far as we know someone just had a problem with the guy so complained about his dogs. Now the dogs are dead and the mayor is responsible because he didn't follow the law.

    Are you suggesting we shouldn't follow the laws?
     
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    "The proper authorities".

    Exactly. People who live in the cities and suburbs dont' get it. There are places where there are no proper authorities. I live in a town with no city police. I've lived in a town that not only didn't have city police, it was 30 miles from the nearest sheriff's deputy. We had a mayor, though, and he was the go-to person when it came to anything.

    I've lived in a place that didn't have a police officer, and I had neighbors with three big dogs that chased my livestock and threatened my mother. I talked to the neighbor, who was supremely indifferent (they're just PLAYING with your cows and horses, they don't want to hurt them...this about their mastiff, german shepherd and rottie) then called the county, then went back to the neighbor to tell them I was putting traps along my fenceline, and any dog I caught I was going to let die a miserable death, then throw its carcass over the fence.

    Voila, no more dogs, at least on my property.

    Those dogs went on to bad ends, though. Two were destroyed for killing sheep, and the Rottie bit a little girl walking home from school in the face, injuring her seriously enough for a lot of stitches and scars.

    Dangerous dogs get killed. That's the way it is.
     
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