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Arnold woman claims yard workers are to blame for dog's death

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An Arnold woman's 9-year-old Shih Tzu named Bear died after escaping yard. An Arnold woman's 9-year-old Shih Tzu named Bear died after escaping yard.
ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOV.com) - An Arnold woman said she believes yard workers are responsible for the death of her dog.

Mary Pfingsten of Arnold said her 9-year-old Shih Tzu named Bear was killed after he escaped from her yard and was hit by a vehicle. 

A neighbor, who lives in an apartment complex across from Pfingsten's house, reportedly informed her of the fatal accident.


"I know everyone's dog is like their family, but my dog meant a lot to me," said Pfingsten.

Pfingsten said she believes workers with Wright Tree Service left a wire fence open when trimming trees outside her home, allowing the dog to escape. 

A representative from Wright Tree Service said the workers are not at fault for the dog's killing and did not remove part of the fence while on the property earlier in the week.  The company was contracted through Ameren.

However, the company offered its condolences by sending Pfingsten flowers in remembrance of Bear.

Pfingsten also created a Facebook page dedicated to the dog, click here to view the page. 

Statement from Wright Tree Service:

On Wednesday, June 10, our crews were working on the back side of Ms. Pfingsten's home. The small wire fence along her property was not removed. Ms. Pfingsten reports that three days later, her dog escaped the yard and was unfortunately hit by a car.

Wright Tree Service takes customer complaints very seriously, and both Wright Tree Service and Ameren empathize with Ms. 
Pfingsten and her family over the loss of their dog. Based on the information gathered, Wright Tree Service and Ameren Missouri are not responsible for the loss of Ms. Pfingsten's dog. 



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