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5 years ago

this thread is now in the group we love pit bulls

5 years ago

Commerce City Police Officer Has Pleaded Not Guilty in Death of Family Dog - Greenville Dog | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: pit bull, Chloe, police shooting, not guilty plea, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, crime, cruelty, death, dogs, ethics, humans, killed, law, pets, sadness, suffering, investigation )
Dianne Ly - 10 minutes ago -

Commerce City police officer Robert Price has pleaded not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty charges in the death of a dog he shot while on duty back in November.
5 years ago

Police Canine Dies After Being Left in Patrol Car Overnight - National Dogs | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: K-9, police dog, left in car, dies, investigation, sadness, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, abuse, dogs, death, cruelty, crime, ethics, humans, killed, law )
Dianne Ly - 2 days ago -

A canine with the Perry County, Miss., Sheriff's Office has died after being left in his handler's patrol car overnight, reported Friday's 14 News.
5 years ago

Failure to Properly Train Police Officers to Safely Capture Dogs May Cost Cities - Greenville Dog | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: police killing-shooting pets-dogs, lawsuits, dogs, death, cruelty, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, pets, protection, humans, ethics, crime, law, killing, sadness, suffering )
Dianne Ly - 23 hours ago -

Failure to properly train police officers to safely capture dogs may cost cities in a lawsuit. In recent cases, not only has the Fourth Amendment been used against a city who employees a police officer who kills family dogs, now failure to train has been
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Last week, my sweet rescued dog was gunned down by NYPD for no reason.

My sister and I were walking our three dogs in a public park when two of them started to scuffle with each other. We easily separated them and everyone was calmed down when an NYPD officer came onto the scene. She opened fire on Baby Girl, who wasn't even involved in the fight. Baby Girl was running away from the officer when she was hit.

 NYPD killed my dog. No one was in danger until the officer started shooting. She also could have hit me or my sister, the residents who live near the park, or the kids who were playing basketball just a few feet away. My sister, a retired NYPD cop, identified herself and told the officer it was under control. I pleaded with the officer to stop shooting, but she just kept yelling at us to stay away from our own dogs.

When it was over, my sister and I weren't allowed to leave, even though we didn't know where Baby Girl was since she'd run away from the gunfire. The cops told us that they didn't know her whereabouts, but when we asked some neighborhood kids to help us find her, they found my dog lying in puddles of her own blood in a cage in the back of a police vehicle.

My brother arrived to rush her to a vet. The police offered to escort him and led him to a facility where there wasn't even a vet on duty. He had to carry Baby Girl to a different vet's office where she finally received care more than an hour after she'd been shot. She was unable to recover from her injuries and died five days later.

NYPD has not reached out to me. They've only told reporters that this is under investigation. That's not good enough. The officer who open fired in a park needs to be fired from the police force. I do not feel safe with her on the streets. In addition, NYPD needs to take immediate action to make sure this never happens again. They need to adopt a policy that says officers are not allowed to use deadly force on companion animals and they need to train their officers on how to handle dog-related incidents without putting people or pets in danger.

Police departments across the country are strengthening their policies and training to stop officers from shooting dogs and putting pet owners at risk. Colorado and Texas are even considering legislation that would require training on dog encounters for officers across the state. How many more pets need to die before NYPD starts protecting us and stops shooting our companions?

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Demand Colorado Police Treat Animals with Respect


PETITION: Justice for KINCAID - shot and KILLED by Baltimore Police!


Justice for 5 Caged Pittbulls Shot and Killed by Selma, CA Police Officer


To: Lee County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Corrections - Ft. Myers Circuit


Mayor Bloomberg & Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly : NYPD: STOP EXECUTING OUR COMPANION ANIMALS!!

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Justice for Tame Pit Mix Murdered By Police

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Law Enforcement's War on Family Pets

Law Enforcement's War on Family Pets

by humanityforothers

5 years ago

PETITION: justice for boogie, 5 moth old pit mix murded by police

5 years ago

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, the annual awareness campaign run by the 147-year-old ASPCA. While awareness campaigns can share really important information, the campaigns are only meaningful when people act on that new-found awareness.

And that’s just what’s happening in Colorado, where Chloe, a three-year-old mixed breed was senselessly gunned down by a police officer last November. The incident was caught on a cell phone camera and has inspired state legislation that promises to educate police on how to handle dogs in hostile situations.

The Dog Protection Act, which passed in the Colorado Senate unanimously, requires officers to have three hours of online training on dog behavior and allows only nonlethal force to get control of an animal.

“This will give them the training to see whether it’s actually an aggressive dog or not,” said Gary Branson, Chloe’s bereaved pet parent.

Branson said he was out of town while his cousin was left to watch the home and Chloe. When Chloe managed to get out of the garage, police responded temporarily, restraining the dog with a catch pole. At one point Chloe gets away, and while moving away from the officer, she is shot five times.

According to research by Colorado lawmakers, police officers in the state have shot 37 dogs in the last five years. Other high profile Colorado dog shootings include a German shepard in Boulder and a border collie mix in Adams after responding police went to the wrong address.

Police officers face unpredictable and dangerous situations every day. When a few bad apples either use bad judgement or maliciously abuse their power, it makes emotions run high on both sides of a debate, often spurring irrational outbursts.

In this case, however, there seems to be a solid consensus:

  • The Dog Protection Act was introduced in a bipartisan effort between David Balmer (R-Centennial) and Lucia Guzman (D-Denver).
  • The legislation passed unanimously through the Senate (it still has to pass the House).
  • The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has charged officer Robert Price with felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
  • The legislation was put together with input from law enforcement, including Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle.

“We think the more officers become comfortable with dogs, the more that they will know how to handle dogs in a nonviolent way,” said Senator Balmer. “And the ultimate goal is to reduce dog shootings.”


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IL: Stop Dog Shootings By Law Enforcement Officers ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, dogs, killed, pets )
Cher - 1 day ago -

There are approximately 78 million dogs in the U.S. Despite this huge number, police officers aren't required to attend training in how to deal with dog encounters. This lack of training puts people and pets at risk because the first response of man
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Protect Dogs From Deadly First Response Shootings - ForceChange#Gf_1
Animals  (tags: animalrights, animalwelfare, pets, killing )
Leona - 7 hours ago -

I think that it is very important to get the word out about these poor dogs who are being killed for absolutely nothing.The First responders need to have some kind of training to learn how to deal with these situations better.

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Noted and signed current Dianne :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved :-0 14/3

5 years ago


Another Dog Shot By the Ogden Police Department
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, dogs, pets, police shooting dogs, Ogden Police Department )
Ginger - 16 hours ago -

In Ogden, Utah dogs need to watch their "p's and q's" because some citizens believe the officers of the Ogden Police Department are just too cavalier when it comes to shooting the dogs of private citizens.

5 years ago


Police Officer Shot Dead After Aiming Stun Gun at Family Dog
Animals  (tags: animals, pets, protection, dog owner shot cop for trying to shoot h )
Ginger - 16 hours ago -

"Police officer shot after aiming stun gun at dog" is the headline from a tragic story that occurred in eastern Pennsylvania in August, 2011. It's one topic that I, as a writer on dogs shot by police, am very surprised hasn't been a recurring headline.

news-no petition,but police pulled a gun on a dog and was going to shoot
5 years ago

Off-Duty Officer Pulls Gun on Off-Leash Dog in Boston - National Dogs | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: police pulled gun on dog, investigation, dogs, animalwelfare, police, animalwelfare, animalrights, animaladvocates, law, pets, humans, ethics, AnimalWelfare, sadness )
Dianne Ly - 2 hours ago -

Is pulling a gun to ward off an off-leash pooch the appropriate first response for a person? According to Wednesday's Boston Herald, the Boston, Mass., police department is currently investigating an incident involving one of their own officers who

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Noted and signed current Dianne :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 10/3

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No Charges in 'Wrong-Address' Dog Killing; Legislators Call for Police Training - Denver Animal News | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: police dog shooting, no charges filed, investigation, dogs, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, sadness, killed, death, crime, humans, law )
Dianne Ly - 1 hour ago -

The Adams County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a pet dog while responding - at the wrong address - to a burglar alarm Jan. 14 will not face criminal charges.

Demand Colorado police treat animals with respect !
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Noted and signed Dianne :-0 !!!! Tnx 28/1

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Absolutely horrible !!! Sad , Sad !! Thanks Dianne

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Noted and commented Dianne :0 :0 Sad, Sad, Sad, ....!!!!

prosecute officer
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and to think the NRA wants everyone armed. These are supposedly highly trained officers who are trigger happy and show an indifference towards people who have a bond with their animal companions. "get a new dog" get a new job, officer (without a gun)!

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Deputy That Killed âEUR~ZiggyâEUR(TM) the Dog Has Been Permanently Removed From Patrol Duty - Kansas City Animal Advocacy | Examiner.Co
Animals  (tags: policeman shoots 2 dogs in 5 years, death, dogs, killing, investigation, pets, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, animalwelfare, animaladvocates )
Dianne Ly - 34 seconds ago -

After days of silence from the Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Douglas Darr announced in a press conference today that Deputy Wilfred Europe III, 31, has been permanently removed from patrol duty after he fatally shot Jeff Fisher's 8-year-old blue heeler/bord

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Deputy That Killed Ziggy the Dog Has Shot a Dog Before - Kansas City Animal Advocacy | Examiner.Com

Animals  (tags: hooting, Ziggy is this cops second one in 5 years, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, crime, cruelty, death, dogs, humans, investigation, ethics, killing, pets, sadness, killed, law, suffering )
Dianne Ly - 9 minutes ago -

ADAMS COUNTY, CO-CBS4 confirmed this evening that Adams County Deputy Wilfred Europe III, that shot and killed Jeff Fisher's dog Ziggy Monday night, shot another dog during his nearly five year career with Adams County.

5 years ago

Colorado Deputies Respond to Wrong Business and Kill Man's Best Friend - Kansas City Animal Advocacy | Examiner.Com

Animals  (tags: another police dog killing, death, killed, sadness, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, law, pets, suffering, killing, investigation, humans, crime, cruelty, dogs )
Dianne Ly - 1 day ago -

Sheriff's deputies forced their way into Jeff Fisher's business while responding to the wrong address of an alarm report. As the deputies forced the door open Fisher's 8-year-old Border collie mix Ziggy, ran out the door, prompting the deputies to shoot

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