This is such a tragic story!
According to the New York Times, Target, an Afghanistan hero dog was euthanized by mistake at an American shelter. Check out the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/us/19dog.html?_r=1&ref=global-home# (P.S. this photo is not Target, but a dog called Sergeant Stubby).
You know who would never let that happen? Vladimir Putin.