Florence, Arizona – The shelter worker that mistakenly euthanized Target, the dog hailed as a war hero, has been fired from the Pinal County Animal Care and Control in Arizona.
According to the New York Times, the worker was officially terminated on Friday.
Prior to the termination, the worker responsible for Target’s death had been on paid administrative leave.
People from across the nation have been both horrified and deeply saddened at the tragic mistake that took the young dog’s life.
Target had been deemed a hero after saving her owner’s life, as well as the lives other soldiers, from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.
It is shocking and heart-breaking to know that a dog that managed to survive the war-torn country of Afghanistan ended up dying at an animal shelter here in the United States.