Tennessee firefighters contacted us in February after one of their own shot and killed a dog who frequently made his home at their station. The chow belonged to a local landscaping company and was a regular presence at the firehouse, where he was known and loved. Apparently, the man lost patience with the dog when she refused to leave the building and gunned her down. PETA worked with complainants and authorities to ensure that justice would be served. The man was charged with animal abuse and unlawfully carrying and discharging a firearm.