Dog shooting complaint filed, justice sought for Skittles’ death

Skittles after he was shot.*

The Community Animal Rescue Efforts (CARE) and the owner of a Siberian Husky named Skittles who was shot by a neighbor are calling for justice for his death.

Eduardo Libo-on, 66, has filed a complaint at Police Station 8 against his neighbor Dominador Bangero for allegedly shooting Skittles in violation of the Animal Cruelty Act at Greenplains Subdivision in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, at 4 p.m. Monday, February 20.

Skittles died Wednesday night due to punctured lungs.

A barangay hearing of the case is set Tuesday, Libo-on, who is a purok president, said Thursday.

Libo-on, in the police blotter report, said Bangero armed with a .45 caliber pistol shot the dog when it went out on the street.

Bangero, in an interview on Radyo Bandera Bacolod, alleged that the dog had entered his restaurant, went wild and caused fear among his customers, Libo-on said.

His neighbor reported that the dog that went to his restaurant was a Belgian Malinois but Skittles is a Siberian Husky, Libo-on added.

Bangero also claimed that they hit the unruly dog in the restaurant with a piece of wood and shovel before he was shot.

Libo-on said his dog was not hit with a piece of wood and shovel, he just sustained a gunshot wound that the veterinarian said was the cause of his death.

Bangero’s license to possess a gun should be revoked, as he could shoot others in the future, Libo-on said.

Libo-on’ daughter, Kirsty, said it was not even five minutes after Skittles left through their cyclone wire fence when she heard a shot fired. She did not see a lot of customers at the restaurant as claimed by Bangero, when she saw Skittles on the street, Kirsty said.

“Skittles was not a violent dog, the children in the neighborhood even liked to play with him”, she said.

A neighbor reportedly said that Skittles did not run amok and there were only three customers eating calmly at the restaurant.

”We want justice for Skittles, he cannot bring back the life of my dog,” Kirsty said.

CARE is raising funds for the legal fees to attain justice for Skittles.*

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