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The death of a teen Dutch rape victim put the spotlight on euthanasia in Europe, where some countries allow assisted death for children
In the Netherlands and Belgium, minors can request doctors to terminate their life if they are going through extreme suffering that cannot be eased.
Staff at the shelter tried to talk the executor of the woman's estate out of killing the dog, but their request was refused.
He collapsed in his son's arms as his family clapped and sobbed.
A new law expected to pass in late 2017 would legalize assisted suicide for otherwise healthy Dutch people who feel they've led a "completed life."