Chad Stricker of Pearl River County, Mississippi man was stunned when he found a note in his mailbox informing him that his beloved, missing dog was fatally shot by his neighbor after he left a note and the dog’s collar hanging from his mailbox.
FoxLA reports – Chad Stricker, of Picayune, Mississippi, searched for his missing dog Nymeria for six days before the note and collar appeared in his mailbox on Dec. 12, “just as I was leaving to take my daughter out to dinner for her 18th birthday.”
“I am sorry to inform you that your dog was shot and killed Saturday night while digging through my garbage,” the note read. “It did not suffer and I did not take pleasure in killing it. There is a county leash law which you should abide by so that I do not have to kill any more of your pets.”
Stricker is pictured below, holding his now deceased dog.
Stricker said he was “shocked and in disbelief when I first read the letter along with being heartbroken over my girl being killed for something so frivolous.”
Through his grief, the ER Nurse, U.S. Army vet, and case manager at the Mississippi National Guard, Chad Stricker did something amazing. He wrote this letter to the “coward who shot my girl:”
I want you to know she was one of the sweetest dogs anywhere around and very loving. You, my friend, are a POS for one, not calling me to let me know, man to man, you shot my baby Sat night. You allowed myself and countless other people to waste their time looking for my baby who was already dead. Secondly, you never gave me a chance to correct the problem, you never came to me and told me my dog was tearing up your trash. The type of person I am, I would not only have picked it all up but would have made sure it didn’t happen again. You made reference to a leash law and unfortunately she was off for a brief moment (I take responsibility for that). That gives you no right to shoot my dog without giving me a chance to make it right. It’s sad to think I have a neighbor of your moral character living so close to me that would do this. Do I hate you, no, I pity the person you are and those who have to tolerate you. Only thing you did right here was return her collar and let me know you had killed her. Ohhh and btw, I was only about a week away from having her 1 acre yard completed and fenced and she would never have gotten into your precious garbage again. To think Nymeria was worth less than garbage or a damn phone call. If it wouldn’t be too much trouble could you please leave me another note in my mailbox (because obviously you’re too much of a coward to call me) and tell me where her body is so that I can give her a proper burial or if you’d like just put her at the beginning of my road. I hope you feel good about your actions as they reflect the type of person you really are. I pray one day you come to realize what you have done and teach those in your household to be better.
***RIP Nymeria, you were worth more than garbage to me baby girl**** Update: 12-12-19 10pm First off, thanks to all…