Come on people - don't be so harsh. Yes, owners should always have their pets on a leash but lets be honest - mistakes can happen. A dog can bolt out of the front door if a kid mistakenly opens it, etc. My dogs are always kept on leash and always in my eyesight even when out in fenced yard, but once when a friend came over, they didn't latch the front door good and one of my dogs got out and darted right across the street. Mistakes happen and whether that is the case in this instance or not, the poor animal is now dead. Let's not crucify the owner - let's just hope if the dog was left unattended outside or let out without a leash that this will be a lesson learned for all. I'm truly sorry for the loss of your dog.
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