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Justice for Chloe ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, dogs, pets, environment, protection )

Cher Away
- 638 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The moments before a dog was shot to death on Saturday were recorded by a neighbor on a cell phone.



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NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:37 am
signed~
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:43 am
Signed, thank you.
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:46 am
Noted and signed- thank you Cher
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:48 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:56 am
Done, thank you
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:21 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:33 am
hideous. Signed and shared. Thank you.
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:05 am
Signed.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:13 am

Kit, You signed on November 28, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor Sean Ford Sr.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:55 am
Signed
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 9:02 am
How horrible. S&N with the usual disgust
 

Sue H. (7)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 9:09 am
Noted and signed, thanks. Heartbreaking.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 9:19 am
noted + signed
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 9:49 am
done -TY
 

Erin R. (169)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:07 am
done
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:11 am
Noted and signed. Too many dogs are being shot by police officers when there are alternative methods available. Shooting a dog should be an absolute last resort not the first thing a police officer thinks of. This is heartbreaking. Thanks so much, Cher.
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:40 am
Signed.
 

Ro ck H. (254)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:43 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:45 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, Cher!
 

Olga V. (16)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 11:06 am
Noted and signed
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 11:08 am
Lisa, You signed on November 28, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor Sean Ford Sr.
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 11:42 am
Noted and signed previously. Thanks, Cher.
 

beka c. (48)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:03 pm
signed
 

Julie E. (345)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:09 pm
Noted and signed. Another senseless death...
 

Betty G. (619)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:22 pm
Petition signed! RIP, Chloe....
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:34 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Jill M. (6)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:37 pm
Petition signed & del'd. Tweeted. I am still reeling from watching that video, it's horrific to see a confused, scared pup backed into a corner and killed in terror. Her family must feel heartbroken. This is what happens with BSL, breed specific bias and unwarranted reactions. She did nothing to deserve this. The police overreacted and the animal control officer exerted absolutely no control over the situation.
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:14 pm
Signed
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:36 pm
Noted & signed. This is heart breaking. Shame on them. L♥ve ☮ Peace.
 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:44 pm


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Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:48 pm
so signed!!!
 

Kate A. (10)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:00 pm
S/N, thank u
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:05 pm
Signed!
 

Sandra S. (120)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:22 pm
The police seem to shoot a lot of dogs,thankfully in Ireland its not unusual for a dog to go freely around the neighbourhood .
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1645)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:30 pm
# 59617:25, Nov 28, Ms. BarbCat SunshineLady, NC
Mayor Ford, please encourage your police officers not to ''shoot to kill'' innocent pit bulls like Chloe. They had no right to take her life..
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:34 pm
signed -another trigger happy fool,
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 4:28 pm
Sad story. Was there no animal control to call about a loose dog, instead of just calling the cops?
 

Penny C. (84)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 4:30 pm
Done.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:04 pm
Noted and signed
 

Janet R. (34)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:24 pm
Signed, another sad story. What is it about these damn cops killing animals. Why don't they kill criminals instead?
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:28 pm
Noted, signed, and shared via twitter, fb and google. Thank you Cher.
It seems to me that there has been a disturbing rise in the numbers of dog shootings by police. I think that the media has done a disservice in their reporting concerning pit bulls. And city and state legislature have also been remiss with BSL by portraying pit bulls as dangerous, aggressive dogs. A dog only acts this way when either they are mistreated and abused or they are cornered as in this story. And the animal expert who viewed the video even confirmed that the dog was trying to get away from the animal control officer and the police officer, not trying to attack them. This just makes me so damn angry.
 

Kay M. (351)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:31 pm
done.
 

Michelle S. (457)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:15 pm
How "intelligent" does an animal have to be before killing it constitutes murder? From the article:

COMMERCE CITY - The moments before a dog was shot to death on Saturday were recorded by a neighbor on a cell phone.

Police say the dog was dangerous but some neighbors say officers went too far.

When Kenny Collins called police about an unfamiliar dog loose in his neighborhood, he had no idea his neighbor was dog sitting for a relative. He had no idea it would end with the dog dead.

"I called police because I saw a dog wandering loose out front," Collins said.

Collins' neighbor was watching a large breed dog for her cousin who was out of town for the holidays. The woman, who did not want to comment at this time, said she left the 3-year-old dog named Chloe in the garage when she left to go shopping. She thought she closed the garage upon leaving, but it seems the dog tripped the sensor forcing the garage door open. That's when Chloe started roaming the neighborhood.

"He never came at me in an aggressive manner," Collins said.

He said he never feared the dog, but just wanted animal control to pick it up since it was loose. But, when two police officers arrived, things took a different turn. Collins' son shot video with a cell phone of the whole incident.

"He's basically back in the garage or whatever, staying away from police," Collins said.

Collins said for about 30 minutes, the dog just sat inside the open garage door near her bed while officers decided what to do.

"You see the dog Tased whenever you see the dog drop," Collins said.

One police officer uses his Taser twice on the dog driving her back into the garage. Then, as the dog tries to run out of the garage, an officer pulls out his gun and shoots at the dog.

"[The dog is] coming out and [the animal control officer] just noosed him," Collins said.

After the first shot, the dog is captured by the animal control officer on the catch pole. But, after it is captured, a police officer fires four more shots at Chloe, killing the dog. Collins said the video shows that the animal control officer appears upset.

"You can see her or whatever," Collins said. "Obviously, she was distraught."

He said he is also troubled by the fact that at least one stray bullet hit the animal control officer's car with neighbors and kids all around.

"That bullet was fired in my direction with me standing across the street," Collins said.

Commerce City Police initially released this statement reading in part, "An animal control agent was able to place a 'catch pole' around the dog's neck. The pit bull remained extremely agitated and continued to attempt to attack the animal control agent. Due to the dog's size and aggressive demeanor, it could not be controlled on the catch pole. For the safety of the animal control agent and the community, a police officer shot and killed the dog."

But, Collins said from what he saw and from what the video shows, the dog was simply trying to run away scared.

"I totally disagree with it, totally," Collins said. "The dog was not attacking people and that's not what I said when I called 911."

Commerce City Police Detective Mike Saunders tells 9Wants to Know animals can still be dangerous and have even bitten officers while restrained..

"Yes, the dog was on the catch pole. But, it was the officer's concern that the animal control agent wasn't able to maintain control of the animal and the fear was that the animal was going to come off the catch pole and attack the officers or get loose and run back into the neighborhood putting citizens in danger," Saunders said. "They attempted to tase the dog twice however that had no effect on the dog."

Saunders says Commerce City police are now reviewing the video.

"We need time to look at the video. We need time to look over the officer's report. And we need time to speak to the officer before we can comment," Saunders said.

Saunders said if there is any wrongdoing, the department will say so.

9NEWS dropped off a copy of the video at the Commerce City Police station around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Collins said he also called police and offered them a copy of the video, as well.

When 9NEWS tried to contact the dog's owner, who is currently traveling in California, he could not be reached for comment.

9Wants to Know showed the video to Alicia Hall, an animal behavior technician with the Dumb Friends League.

"The animal could still potentially be a danger, but if the catch pole is being used appropriately, the animal should be restrained safely. As far as I can see from the video, it looks like the dog actually walked right into the catch pole as it was coming out of the garage and was safely restrained," Hall said.

Hall added a frightened dog can be dangerous if cornered.

"The video, it's pretty far away and kind of fuzzy, so it's hard to see a lot of the dog's body postures, but what I did see is that the dog did retreat quite a bit from the police officers and the animal control officer. It ran into the garage rather than coming out of the garage. And even when he was coming out of the garage, it didn't look like he was coming after them, it looked like he was trying to get away from them," Hall said.


 

Ellen G. (338)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:19 pm
done
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:28 pm
Signed.
Death wish for the revolting cops that murdered Chloe.Karma
 

Ann B. (140)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:24 pm
sadly noted but definitely signged.
 

Ann B. (140)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:26 pm
meant to say signed... Thinking of the family who lost their prescious Chloe
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:42 pm
signed.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:05 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:12 pm
Angrily noted and signed. There are too may trigger-happy cops running around! R.I.P Chloe...
 

Harshiita Sharma (139)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:23 pm
Poor Chloe! May your precious soul rest in eternal peace
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:24 pm
Its done.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:24 pm
S & N! So unbelievably sad and a complete waste of a situation that could have been avoided!
 

Ana R (220)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:30 pm
Done...♥
Thank you!
 

Veronica C. (43)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:39 pm
So sad.
 

Lydia w. (172)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:47 pm
Signed .
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:38 pm
Noted and signed - before this bastard has a chance to do something like this again he needs to be taken to some remote place and beaten to death.
 

Marie W. (65)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:49 pm
Too many dogs are being shot by police officers... this is now a daily occurrence. And why would anyone call the police to get a dog?
 

Jana Repova (63)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:12 am
Signed.
 

Pogle S. (88)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:28 am
Sadly S & N
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:46 am
Victoria, You signed on November 29, 2012.
 

Julia R. (290)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:24 am
I sign so many petitions about dogs who have been victims of police being trigger happy and much more disposed to killing these poor animals rather than leaving them alone or using proper methods to restrain animals which don't require killing them! These officers in this situation seemed to have gone out of their way to kill this dog! They should be charged with a crime here and prosecuted just like anyone else who would go out of their way to harm or kill an animal! These police officers should also be terminated from their jobs with the kind of mindset that they have- they are dangerous and incompetent.
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:36 am
noted
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:38 am
poor girl...signed for sure (Frans, You signed on November 29, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor Sean Ford Sr.)
 

John S. (300)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:45 am
signed
 

Jessie Dijkstra (42)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:11 am
noted signed and shared
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:12 am
Heartbreaking.
That poor dog must've been so terrified of these GANSTER COPS.
Of course nothing will happen to the killer. Cops even kill innocent people and get away with it, so what's an innocent dog's life to these bastards.
Wonder why we call them pigs? SUCH AN INSULT TO THE PIGS.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:22 am
S+N
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:24 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Emma S. (228)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:50 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Karen R. (87)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:53 am
signed
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:59 am
Noted and signed.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:05 am
Signed
 

Valerie H. (134)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:13 am
Thank you, signed
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:17 am
Done
 

Sandi C. (242)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:44 am
d----m right i signed.
 

Tamara Mendelson (1)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 9:14 am
noted
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 9:58 am
Heartbreaking!!! Signed! Thanks Cher
 

Debbie W. (115)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:49 am
Noted/Signed
 

Carol Bischoff (376)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:44 pm
S & N
 

Marlene Dinkins (231)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:05 pm
noted and signed!!!!!!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:54 pm
S&N
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:23 pm
N&S
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:01 pm
signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:12 pm
Armand, You signed on November 29, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor Sean Ford Sr.
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:54 pm
Signed thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Friday November 30, 2012, 3:30 am
Signed. RIP Chloe.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 30, 2012, 10:52 am
Olivia, You signed on November 30, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor Sean Ford Sr.
thanks
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:30 pm
Noted and signed. This is so disgusting.
 

Alison A. (233)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:49 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:12 pm
noted abd signed
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:34 pm
signed and commented on the petition.all pitbulls get a bad rap. also noted.
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:16 pm
N/s
 

Arild Warud (163)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:44 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

. (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:20 am
Signed and noted - ty Cher
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:30 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:31 pm
Signed & Shared
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 1:31 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 2:53 pm
Signed!
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:35 am

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For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.
 

Phillip Anderton (95)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:31 am
Yet another thug in uniform kills an innocent dog with no justification whatsoever. Sack the bastard!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:41 pm
Noted and Thnx Cher :0
 

C Thompson (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 4:59 pm
Signed and noted and shared! Colorado resident... and I am hearing this way too much. Serious training and implementation of non-leathal action such as tranquilizer darts be taken and perhaps this horrible death of poor Chloe will not be in vain. RIP Chloe.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:41 pm
signed and noted
 

Mm M. (449)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:02 pm
WOW. playing catch up and this hardly got any signatures. Signed but so sad
 
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