November 11, 2014 6:41 am -

[su_right_ad]The Guzman family of Kansas City lost their precious Tobee because of a neighbor with a gun.

Hannah Guzman, 14, who suffers from Asperger Syndrome, said that Tobee “was like a therapy dog” to her.

“I get really stressed out,” she told Fox 4 KC. “School is stressful, life is stressful, and that dog was always there for me. He was just really important to me.”

“The dog was in his yard or somewhere,” added Hannah. “The neighbor went into his house, got his gun, and came back out and shot my dog.”

The neighbor, who admitted he shot the dog, told Fox 4 KC that he was “defending his family.”

“He has our phone number,” stated Hannah. “He could’ve called the police, animal control. We probably would’ve been willing to pay the fine for him being loose.”

The Guzmans say the same neighbor had threatened to shoot their pooch in the past.

“He felt like coming out and shooting the dog was his only recourse, and I don’t understand that,” said Katy.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to Angry Neighbor Shoots Teen’s Therapy Dog

  1. tracey marie November 11th, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Was he in the yard or not? No excuse to shoot a dog, it does not say the dog was aggressive but it seems the human was.

    • whatthe46 November 11th, 2014 at 6:48 am

      sounds like he was aching to shoot something. sorry for the little girl. clearly this dude has issues.

      • tracey marie November 11th, 2014 at 6:52 am

        Clearly, his aggression factor is high and those types always have a gun.

        • whatthe46 November 11th, 2014 at 6:54 am

          p.s. its 5:54 a.m., insomnia sucks. time to try and sleep again. lol

          • tracey marie November 11th, 2014 at 7:10 am

            same here

  2. Tommy6860 November 11th, 2014 at 6:48 am


  3. edmeyer_able November 11th, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Here’s to hoping a local lawyer looks into this pro-bono to bring a suit for damages.

  4. Roctuna November 11th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Another sorry data point in our national trend of defaulting to deadly force to address any problem, any perceived threat, basically anything that makes the “responsible gun owner” feel uncomfortable in any way.

  5. tracey marie November 11th, 2014 at 7:52 am

    couple points
    he was NOT a therapy dog, he was a pet that the girl loved
    the dog was out, shot in the neck, covered with a sheet while alive. Could not be saved
    the shooter was arrested
    the shooter has a pet dog

    there is more to this story, much more

    • rg9rts November 12th, 2014 at 6:37 am

      Still a trigger happy loon

  6. edmeyer_able November 11th, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Many years ago, when I first moved out to the country I went hunting with my little runt about 3/4 mile from my house. After failing to kick up any pheasants Duchess and I headed home. Passing one farm house a german shepard started chasing Duchess and had to be called off by the owner.
    When we were about 1/4 mile from the house the shepard came running down the road after us, I racked a shell and pointed the shotgun at the dog and he stopped in his tracks and headed back home.
    Before I got to my house the farmers wife came driving down the road and said she saw what I did and “people round these parts don’t take kindly” to what I did, I pointed out that I was 1/4 mile from her house when the dog came after us, there was no response.
    For 10 years we lived there and I played cards w/her husband every Monday night, he just mentioned once “Hey Ed I hear ya met the wife.”

    • tracey marie November 11th, 2014 at 8:53 am

      To protect my dogs I know what I would do…put them and me first

      • rg9rts November 12th, 2014 at 6:36 am

        tag II

  7. red-diaper-baby 1942 November 11th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    If the dog had had a gun, it could have defended itself. Good dogs with guns can win over bad dogs or men with guns!

  8. Bunya November 11th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Another fatality caused by another trigger-happy fool.
    I have a stray cat and numerous raccoons that roam in my yard every night, and I’ve never had the inclination to kill them.

  9. fahvel November 11th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I hate capital punishment unless someone hurts a dog.

  10. rg9rts November 12th, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Another gun nut….you know the rest…. this clown shouldn’t have a water pistol

  11. JEREMY November 12th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    This is pathetic. Gun grabbers will stoop to any low to push their agenda. The poor dog was shot and the idiots in the comments section are using it as an excuse to push gun control. Smh.