Valley Calderoni’s pet dog was murdered on a hike with her other dogs when a huntsman mistakenly took her dog for a wolf and shot it dead in front of her.
She writes: “Today, like any other day, I took my beautiful girl with a teammate and nine other dogs on a regular hike. The hike was amazing; the dogs were so well behaved, training went beautifully. As we were finishing the hike, we were putting the leashes back on the dogs. We were going up a little bank onto an old forest road. I already had two dogs on the leash when I heard the bang, it was so loud, my instinct made me crouch down, then I looked, and I saw 10 feet in front of me my dog shot. She screamed, and looked at her wound with disbelief and then looked at me with the absolute feeling of betrayal. I ran towards her as she stumbled down the road where she collapsed. I tried to save her, I held her, I just knew it was not good. I did not want her to suffer, and I told her “just go, just let go baby girl”. She died. I never cried so hard in my life. I was faint; I could not breathe. The amount of pain I feel should never be experienced by anyone, ever, for any reason. A hunter, a trophy hunter killed my dog. I told him ” the only thing that can make this better would be if you never, ever take another life again”. What kind of human can look in a scope at such beautiful creature and murder it? This man took my dog’s life because he thought she was a wolf surrounded by seven other dogs and 10 feet away from my teammate and me.”
PLEASE VISIT KAORU’S PAGE HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THEIR AMAZING GO FUND ME INITIATIVE TO STOP HUNTING DOWN THIS TRAIL AND TO ALSO PROTECT WOLVES: