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Why Did Police Shoot a Pit Bull and Leave Him for Dead?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 1711 days ago -
The dog did bite a young boy in an East St. Louis field, but the actions of the police leave us baffled.

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Jessica O (9)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:16 am
First of all if you throw rocks at a dog what do you expect. This is outrages what the police did. The one officer said it right, no wonder people are saying these effin things about us.

Sandi C (98)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:54 am
Noted. Seems their trigger happy!

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:59 am
Knowing what a dangerous area E. St. Louis is, my guess is that the officers received an immediate response call and had to leave the scene. Still, they should have notified Animal Control or called in the situation to their precinct station. I'm sure in this case an investigation will be done and action taken.
Beside the point, the dog can't be *currently being tested for rabies*. He's most likely under a 10 day quarantine.

Sheila D (194)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:36 pm
If this dog did indeed bite a child, or an adult, it should have been captured and brought to an animal shelter to be quarantined, not shot and left for dead.. Sounds like the officers didn't want to deal wih a "dead" dog and hoped that nobody would notice...gun-happy idiots. They should be reprimanded, time off without pay might change their minds regarding shooting anything and leaving it. Do wonder what their report looked like...

Shirley H (49)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:28 pm
East St. Louis is a bad area and just maybe the police who patrol this town are used to bad things happening. But throwing rocks at the dog is asking for trouble. Seems the Police wherever enjoy playing bad cop and that is just what happened in this case. You don't shoot a dog and leave it for dead ! Thankfully the good people came along and rescued this dog. I hope he recovers & lives a good life.

M B (62)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:57 pm
don't trust gun men, I'm so sorry for the dog !

Debra Van Way (12)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:50 pm
First off-the child had no business throwing rocks at any animal-so parents failed in teaching cruelty to animals is wrong. No pity for the kid getting bitten-self defense on the dog's part. Second, no wonder cops aren't considered the good guys any more. They don't act like good guys. They act like uncaring bullies throwing their weight around. Too many of them shoot first and ask questions a month later if ever. I no longer have any respect for them because they don't deserve any. Seems like there are articles and news reports on a daily basis about bad cop behavior. They didn't mind beating the crap out of or pepper spraying peaceful protesters-many simply sitting and offering no violence at all. I know there are still a few good cops but they seem to be dwindling and replaced with mindless bullies.

. (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:25 pm
East St. Louis sound like a party....

Kate Kenner (215)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:08 pm
If a kid was throwing rocks at me I might want to bite hi too but since I am human I can deal with it in a different manner. Vicious? Oh please, if he was ti would have shown up when the people were putting him in a car but since he is a pit then of course he probably is. Stupid. he was being attacked by some kid. he doesn't know what he is supposed to do.

I must once again take issue with the so often inappropriately used word 'euthanasia'. Is Colt sick or dying? is he suffering from a condition that will never go away and is causing him pain? No, euthanasia is a gentle death. Colt will be killed.. Let's call it what it is.

I always say that people kill, rape, and do so many bad things and yet because they are human their lives are sacred.; yet a dog doe escapes from a ear, reacts inappropriately, and he is killed, especially if the dog is a pit. If eel disgust at this every day.

I was glad to hear that cop say that. Too many cops are killing dogs and getting away with it. Those two were just shmucks who will never pay for what they did. Ican only wish them bad things.

Gloria H (88)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:45 pm

Hope the dog recovers and the kid learned his lesson. Maybe he wants to be a cop when he grows up so he can legally shoot dogs??

Birgit W (160)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:25 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Isabelle J (81)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:55 pm
I totally agree with Jessica O.
Poor dog !

MareCad T (2)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:13 pm
The "humanity" I humans is dead.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:31 pm
Well, we aren't going to get an answer on why, because from the "off the record" comment that was captured on radio, it's clear that none of the cops - the one who did it and all the others on the force - have no clue. It sounds like the "off the record" commenter is as angry as we are though.

edward jagusiak (25)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:11 pm
Shoot the parents instead ,I could never go out without parental supervision in my part of Brooklyn at 8 yo. Easier to blame the piitie.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:18 am

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:26 am
Trigger happy dumb ass!

jaya Sinha (26)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:27 am

Ruth C (87)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:03 am
I agree Sandi.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:40 am
sadly noted

Elke H (97)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:49 am
Why are parents not teaching their children not to hurt animals? Why aren't they teaching them that all life is there for a reason. Police what can I say, ...
There should be a Nanny Dog education campaign so people quit making it an ego symbol for what they obviously lack.

Ken O (55)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:52 am
Gaaaah! Are cops getting some kind of incentive to shoot dogs? WTF? Are cops so afraid of dogs they immediately wet their pants and go for their guns? Say, I googled 'Number of Cops bit by Dogs' and the only things that came up were articles on Police Dogs biting people and the fines that incurred. Amazing that there doesn't seem to be any reason for cops to fear dogs, it's not like cops are being bitten every day. Morons.

Ilona V (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:54 pm
Sadly noted. May god bless him.
The cop should be ashamed and look for another job.
About the parents - I totally agree with Elke.

Sara P (54)
Monday October 14, 2013, 10:08 am
Why that bastards did something like this? I can think and think and then think again and I have not found any good explanation. Simply if you love animals you don't do nothing to hurt them, that's all.
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