Alexey Osmolin can’t sleep. He can’t work. He can’t eat. And when he’s at home, he finds himself reaching out for someone who is no longer there.
It’s been this way, Osmolin said, since Sunday, the day a conservation officer shot and killed his dog Rada.
Rada, a five-year-old Belgian Shepherd, was sitting by Osmolin’s side Sunday afternoon as Osmolin and his friend monitored their fishing lines on Black Water Lake, just outside Pemberton. After several hours of ice fishing, they were getting ready to call it a day.
At some point, Osmolin said Rada, whom he’s had since she was 2 ½ weeks old, left his side by the ice hole. He can remember hearing Rada barking, turning to see what was going on, and watching, horrified, as a conservation officer, gun in hand, opened fire.
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OK this guy's got to lose his job. A simple warning shot in the air should have been enough to deter the dog, if in fact it was charging. He also had other options as per his training. He just wanted to kill something, it would seem.