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Protect Florida Police Dog From Ill-Treatment ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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

Cher
- 675 days ago - forcechange.com
Remove police dog from care of officer accused of punching him



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katarzyna phillips (6)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:31 am
signed and noted, like i have with similar ones recently!
 

Pat B. (355)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:32 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Joe R. (190)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:38 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:51 am
Signed
 

Barbara D. (79)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:55 am
NS&S and several others. Your signature has been recorded. Even IF the dog tried to bite, this is not proper conduct and never how you train a dog.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:28 am
Signed and shared, TU Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:16 am
s&n thx:)
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:23 am
Signed- thanks
 

deb s. (145)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:43 am
N S AND SHARED
 

deb s. (145)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:46 am
the officer is at fault all animals are considered innocent it is man's ways that cause an animal to react and still not at fault people need to be held responsible for all an animal does for people are the higher intelligence and are liable for an animal doing what instincts tell it to do and animals have the right to defend themselves too
 

samantha l (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:57 am
Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:00 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

. (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:01 am
I keep getting an error message-but will keep trying. Fire that officer's ass. Easy to beat up on animals-I'd love to send him into the wild unarmed and I wonder how brave he would be then.
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:18 am
Signed. I have heard of cops hanging their dogs to make them obey. Seems like these dogs are abused more than we would like to think about. Fire this POS, lock him up for his cruelty, he probably has done far worse to yhis dog.
 

naomi cohen (37)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:55 am
signed!!!! thank you, cher.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 11:31 am
Signed.
 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 11:42 am
n/s
 

Debbie W. (117)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 11:44 am
Will try again tomorrow if still posted. ForceChange is "down".
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:14 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:23 pm
Signed and noted, thank you Cher.
 

Carol Bischoff (399)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:29 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Donna Hamilton (152)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:23 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:47 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Suzanne L. (142)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:49 pm
N&S. TY Cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:52 pm
petition signed
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:00 pm
I signed another one and got back an email from chief Baker stating he concluded after through investigation there was no wrongdoing to this dog or the officer's previous dog but they both underwent and passed retraining!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:16 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:24 pm
Signed!
 

Kay M. (348)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:20 pm
done.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:28 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:10 pm
Signed and shared, thank you.
 

Julie E. (373)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:37 pm
Noted, signed and shared.
This dog is still with his handler! This is making my blood boil! This dog should have been taken away immediately after someone witnessed him hitting him. And he should be fired or put on leave and never be a loud to have a dog again, work or home!
 

Ellen G. (344)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:42 pm
2 sigs
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:55 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Michael Guest (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:22 pm
Unacceptable. Never do anything bad to animals. That person should be fired.
 

Marie W. (67)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:40 pm
S&N
And can we punch hat officer a few times in the face?!
 

Michelle S. (458)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:17 pm
There is no additional "training" need for this monster. He will abuse the dog and other dogs again. He is a sadistic prick who has no business having anything to do with animals or people. This is the problem with the police force: they attract and hire individuals who have no conscience or compassion and react inappropriately to channel feelings of power and entitlement. That this dog is still in the custody of its abuser is an outrage. The reaction of the dog to this treatment speaks volumes. I am OUTRAGED AT THIS.

FROM THE PETITION AUTHOR:

Target: Chief Douglas Baker of the Fort Myers Police Department

Goal: Remove police dog from care of officer accused of punching him

K-9 units have become an increasingly important part of police forces around the country. The dogs that aid in police investigations do important work and are worthy of respectful, humane treatment–so why does the Fort Myers Police Department continue to allow one of its dogs, Euro, to be cared for by an owner whose treatment violates department guidelines? Sign the petition and request that the Fort Myers Police Department assign Euro a new human partner.

During a recent training exercise, Euro’s human partner, Officer George Sanford, repeatedly punched the dog in the face between the eyes. Euro, scared and in pain, “yelped, winced, and urinated on the floor.” Sanford acknowledged that he violated the department’s guidelines for the treatment of its police dogs, but claimed that he hit Euro because “the dog tried to bite him.” Witnesses did not appear to have the same story; the official report of the incident claimed that Officer Sanford hit Euro after the dog tried to pull a towel out of Sanford’s hand during a game of tug-of-war.

A vet gave Euro a clean bill of health and the dog was released into Officer Sanford’s care after Sanford completed a K-9 re-training session. However, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) points out that Officer Sanford has been a K-9 handler for nine years and asks, “[W]hat additional training should he need to understand that he shouldn’t punch his partner?”

Request that the Fort Myers Police Department ensure the safety of its K-9 unit–sign the petition urging the department to find Euro a new partner.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 11:10 pm
Signed & Shared.
 

michelle t. (41)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:21 am
Signed.
Terminate the employment of the dumbarse animal abusing cop.
Then give me 5 minutes with this POS to fix permanently.An eye for an eye!!!!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 1:04 am
Signed.
 

Fran away F. (117)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 1:59 am
Signed and noted, TY, Cher.
 

Joy Wong (76)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:04 am
Noted and signed.
 

Anne W. (11)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:42 am
Signed. The guy should lose his job at the very least - at least he should lose his job with police dogs. Lord knows how many others he has abused in the last 9 years! A big virtual kiss for Euro.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:14 am
Noted.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:13 am
How can they be treated badly?
 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:19 am
ty
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 6:38 am
done
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted and signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:42 am
S+N
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 8:29 am
I am disgusted that the poor dog had to go back to this b..... .Have signed/ noted both of the articles.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 8:32 am
Noted and signed.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 9:17 am
Signed. Euro is so pretty.
 

Beth M. (244)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:38 pm
Done.
 

Jade N. (22)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:22 pm
thanks!
 

LMj Ciampi (144)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:32 pm
Done!!
 

Ram Reddy (7)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 8:24 pm
Noted
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 8:27 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 12:35 am
Done!
 

Arild Warud (170)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:55 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Ilona V. (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:22 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:59 am
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher....
 

Valerie Disle (66)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:08 pm
signed and noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:22 pm
signed and noted
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:11 am
Sooooo signed!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:12 am
Noted too?
 
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