The events took place on October 21, 2019. Patrick Alexander and his dog Jesse were hunting in the woods when a man deliberately shot her. The court made its decision in July 2022.
Patrick Alexander lives in Saint-Marc-du-lac-long in Temisquat in Canada with his 3 hunting dogs. On October 21, 2019, a man and his dog Jesse were chasing big game.
The dog, which was not kept on a leash, went off in front of his hearth looking for a trace. At that moment, Patrick heard the screech of the ATV’s tires, and then several shots.
More disturbingly, if Jesse’s barking could be heard within a few feet of him, then that was no longer the case. Therefore, Patrick went in search of his faithful hunting companion. A few minutes later he found her lying on the ground. She had 2 bullets in her legs.
So Patrick rushed Jesse to the veterinary clinic. Who operated on her as soon as possible. It took the young dog several months of recovery (and several visits to the doctor) to make a full recovery.
Complaint and verdict
Patrick Alexander filed a complaint with the local police. He wanted the shooter to be punished for his actions and free himself from veterinary expenses for the unfortunate woman, as well as financial losses caused by his owner’s forced days off looking after her.
At the trial, the offender explained that he considered the dog wild and aimed at the game that was next to him.
The jury was not convinced by the defendant’s assertions. If Patrick Alexander were to claim damages of 15,000 euros, the court imposed a fine of almost 10,500 euros, since Jesse was not kept on a leash.
The man is still happy with the sanction and is determined to forget the whole story in order to take full advantage of his 3 dogs.