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Broward Sheriff Office, Pay Frankie's Vet Bill! Take Action!


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Lindsey
- 1162 days ago - change.org
Yet another incident involving a cop shooting at an innocent, lovable dog just because he is part pit bull. The cops attacked as soon as he exited the front door to see who was there, like any dog. Frankie was shot 3 times and his vet bill is $3,000.



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Megan Beery (18)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:57 pm
signed and noted
 

Mary T. (185)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:10 pm
Thanks Lindsey signed and shared.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:51 pm
Noted signed added to myspace fb & twitters
 

(0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:19 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Bee S. (226)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:33 pm
DONE, TY LINDSEY
 

Regina P. (79)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:51 pm
Noted & signed #66. Thanks
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:55 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Constance F. (430)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:24 am
Signed. Thank you.
 

Ana R (220)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:38 am
Done!
20 signatures needed!
ty
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:51 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Nyack Clancy (450)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:57 am
signed- thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:16 am
#108 and shared, thanks Lindsey
 

Alison A. (239)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:56 am
Signed and noted, thanks Lindsey.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:56 am
Signed, the one who shot this poor innocent baby should pay for all the medical bills!!
 

Nicole W. (640)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:58 am
signed and shared, thanks Lindsey
 

Lauren Kozen (163)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:25 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Lindsey.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:42 am
what the hell is wrong with these people.
 

Michela m. (3949)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:48 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Jason Green (235)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:08 am
signed thank you
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:30 am
signed
 

Erika M. (200)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:39 am
signed, yet another example of a P.D.'s shoot first, ask questions later. disgusting.
 

Katie R. (41)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:40 am
Not only should they pay his vet bills, they should sue them for pain and suffering!! Unnecessary and unreasonable force from the big powerful gun toting cops. Breed profiling/racism is rampant in FL.
I know I would be torn up inside if this happened to my pet!
 

De L. (321)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:46 am
Pay the damn bill Officer Shoot Without Thinking!!! What would he do if a child came running around the corner??? Scary thought isn't it. These people deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering their furbaby has gone through.
Seems like these days anyone can have a gun that shouldn't!!!
 

Verónica Bastidas (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:52 am
signed and noted
 

Dianne Marchie (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:54 am
These cops are too trigger happy.Pay the vet bill and for pain and suffering for Frankie and his owners.
 

Brittany D. (28)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:04 am
signed
 

helen r. (33)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:52 am
Signed, noted, & shared on all media! This has to end! My pit never hurt a fly in his whole life. They have to quit assuming the worst.
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:57 am
Very brave cops, shooting at the family pet !!!!!
 

Latonya W. (83)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:49 am
really....will things get better for our animals one day?>?//// Damn cops need to start paying for their screw ups.......
 

Ruth McD (728)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:59 am
Signed and noted. I am so saddened. Thanks Lindsey.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:30 pm
Signed (#206) and Noted! Thanks Lindsey!
 

Helene S. (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:50 pm
Pétition signée
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:50 pm
Thank you for signing "Broward Sherrifs Office: Pay for Frankies vet bill"
 

Jen S. (110)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:54 pm
Signed and noted-and if I knew the single most aggressive, most intense trial attorney down there, I'd refer him to Frankie and his owner. Until the police stop shooting first and asking questions-or not, after the fact, this sort of thing will continue to happen. FWIW, this police officer should consider himself very fortunate Frankie isn't my dog. This sort of sheer stupidity is beyond excuse.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:00 pm
Signed with sadness.
Shirley H.
 

tracey p. (84)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:15 pm
if that is a photo of Frankie...he is GORGEOUS !
Signed.
the police department is responsible for the unwarranted shooting of the dog. They must pay for his medical care.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:21 pm
As a resident of Broward County, I feel shamed that our deputies are allowed to behave so irresponsibly as regards dogs of any breed. They are too trigger happy and too willing to use excessive force for even the most minor issue.

They are an embarrassment to all law enforcement officers and need to be held accountable.

Naturally, I signed the petition.
 

Sandy G. (35)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:12 pm
Signed!
 

Rhenn Rainbow (1)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:53 pm
Some people should be shot themselves. signed.

 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:55 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you.
 

michelle t. (41)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:58 pm
Another filthy dumbarse oinker pig cop with no brains or compassion for animals.The USA must draw their cop recruitment from the bottom of the barrel to employ the scum of society.Make this bastard pay 100% of the vet bill and also terminate his employment.Come on America clean up your Police service and get rid of the trash.Signed
 

Mariette G. (150)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:15 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Lindsey!
 

liz meesters (176)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:17 pm
signed & noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:44 pm
already signed & shared, tu Lindsey
 

Carlene V. (203)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:38 pm
Trigger happy cops have got to go, too many innocent people and animals shot and maimed without due cause. The cop, not the city, should have to pay the bill or work it off in a local animal rescue shelter.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:05 pm
Signed. So many officers are a-holes and this apparently is one of them. Give some physically or mentally weak person a gun and they act like John Wayne.
 

Kate Kenner (206)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:23 pm
Signed. this is stereotyping and profiling and should not be tolerated. The cops shot him and they should pay his bills.I'm glad he's alive.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:44 pm
signed. They should do-nate their donut money to this cause. Poor dog, the sound of the gun would have scared him off. Make the cop pay up, maybe he'll think before he uses a pet as gun practice!
 

Hege Torset (43)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:48 am
Signed and noted!
 

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:11 am
signed, thanks
 

tina braun (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:24 am
ok so if this was a child what would have this gun happy cop done.. real lucky the owner didn't soot back in self defense, thinking that he was robber dressed as a cop. take the cop to court and sue him for the money
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 5:55 am
Signed and noted.
 

Ken O. (57)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:32 am
Cops ALWAYS shoot dogs, they have to shoot something. They wet their pants at anything that, to them, seems "threatening" which, in most cases is everything. There would be thousands of dogs shot every day if mailmen, insurance men, meter readers, door to door salesmen, census takers, news paper delivery, pizza delivery people carried guns and could shoot your dog with the impunity cops do. Cops always have an out. They're taught several phrases that nearly always (like 99% of the time) justify their actions: "He made a threatening gesture", "he made a sudden move towards me", "I thought he was going for a weapon", "it looked like he had a weapon in his hand (car keys, soda can, cell phone, all look like guns to cops). . .these trite phrases always work, whether it's a dog or a person, unfortunately the statistics prove my point as cops are rarely convicted of gun violence against humans and I can't think of any instance at all where they have been liable in any case of gun violence towards any animal.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:56 am
Already signed and noted, thank you!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 8:03 am
Signed and shared.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 8:16 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Lindsey.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 11:25 am
Signed &I Noted
 

Penny C. (80)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 7:59 pm
S&N Thanks Linsey
 

janet f. (29)
Friday September 23, 2011, 1:10 am
Take the police dept to court and get that vet bill paid by them or that police officer personally. You can't just go around shooting anything that moves for no reason and then let someone else pay for the inevitable fallout.
 

Lynne S. (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:08 am
What the cop did was wrong, there is no question. But what is the rest of the story?? Why were the cops there at all? Why was the dog allowed out first? we need more information..
 

Asiatic Lion (49)
Friday September 23, 2011, 11:31 am
huh?
 

Beth M. (244)
Friday September 23, 2011, 1:36 pm
Signed & shared on FB.
 

Julia Perry (17)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 11:48 pm
signed
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 6:18 pm
Noted, signed & shared!~
 

Marzia F. (38)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 11:22 pm
Noted and signed, thanks!
 

. (1)
Monday September 26, 2011, 8:50 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Linsey.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 8:08 am
Petition signed
 

. (0)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 1:52 pm
Signed and emailed to my Change.org friends.
 
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