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Dianne Ly
- 1008 days ago -
This is an update and although I know you want more but please respect this is all we are permitted to say at this time. Star is very much alive and receiving medical care and holding her own. We will update as soon as we are permitted to. Thank you.

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Milkah Savage (277)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:33 pm
All we are permitted to say?! Liar's !!! It's called NYPD covering thier asses!!

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:38 pm
I think this needs a petition....what do you think????.....

Bianca D. (87)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:01 pm
So glad Star has survived!
Looks like those officers need some new training.

Lydia S. (161)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:24 pm
Thanks for update !

Danuta Watola (1244)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:21 am

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 11:39 am
I smell a cover up! I think a petition is a great idea Dianne, maybe then we can get the truth as to whts going on

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:08 pm
noted, thnx.

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:13 pm
yes I think a petition sounds great Dianne let's go for it.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:16 pm
At least she is alive. Thank you for that much information.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:33 pm
judgement day is coming and the wicked will burn. this is not a threat!!! it is a promise!!

Elizabeth Eisner (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:42 pm
Was this Policeman on drugs? This wonderful dog was only trying to protect her master. Please get these police people in to training!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael T. (82)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:00 pm
The image of that grown man shooting a dog as if his life, or anyone else's was at risk. That he wouldn't even bother to engage other than his police state thinking element of his brain. Cops have gone down hill as people.

Ken O. (57)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:13 pm
Oh no, another Cop shoots a dog story. My God, yet another cop wets his pants, can't read the situation and goes for his gun instead of his brains. Give an idiot a gun and he'll shoot anything that moves. The epileptic is fortunate he didn't have an episode while being pulled over for speeding, the cop would have shot him because he 'made a threatening gesture'. Problem is cops are NEVER accountable, look what they did to Mayor Calvo's two labs who were running away from the.

paul m. (93)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:30 pm

Good news ,but should never have happened....

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:42 pm
Dianne ~ thanx so much for posting this, and God bless the Lexus project! I have been outraged by this story since I first saw it posted under CARE2 Causes a couple days back. Everytime I looked online, I could find nothing new. As an epileptic, I am following this story very closely. I cannot believe that Star is still alive. I pray she has some quality of life though, since they are not really saying anything about her condition. It's also nice to see that some people, like this cop scumbag, still treat people like me with epilepsy, as "mental defectives." This is what we were called, as early as the 1920's. People with my disease were institutionalized in asylums.

And like Ken says, yet another cop shoots a dog story. I believe in personal gun ownership for protection, but with all of these shootings, I am seriously starting to question whether cops should be able to carry guns at all. And I have both active and retired officers in my family!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:43 pm
You're so right Marianna ~ I hope this guy likes eternally hot places....

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:28 pm
no regard for the owner who loves this dog.....

Mariette G. (160)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:35 pm
Thanks for the update Dianne. I think a petition is a great idea!

Elaine Al Meqdad (247)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:01 pm
Noted! OMG, thank God she is alive I was certain that taking a bullet to the head that way she would have not survived that. Praise God and I am praying for a speedy recovery for her!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:03 pm
HEY GUYS ~ A PETITION JUST GOT PUT UP!!! I don't know how to make a link live, maybe someone else can do it here, so you will have to copy and paste:

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:07 pm
To those here who said they would like to see a petition: I have sent the link as a introduction to you, so that you can copy and paste...

carol k. (17)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:15 pm
the stupid coward police shot her and then finished her off by euthanasia. they are trying t o hide the ugly truth. Crooked cops! I hope the owner sues them to the utter most! gun-happy scared cops! they should be trained to use commands / and a dart gun with a medical serum to aid the dog to be relaxed and sleepy not to shoot to kill to put an animal to death. I hate NY!

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:22 pm
I am glad Star has survived.

Romila Lal (9)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:29 pm
Are cops for protection or to kill now a days I hear everyday that cop killed somoene or a dog , what has happend to these cops are they out of their mind.

Linda P. (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:17 pm
There needs to be training for dealing with dogs by the police dept. Shooting shouldn't always be the answer. The Police need to work along with animal control and learn how to handle these animals or have animal control come and take care of it. This dog was protecting his family like most dogs due when they feel their family is in danger.

Katy B. (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:09 pm
Deffinately need a petition. Just think how the owner would have felt once the owner of the dog came too.

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:18 pm

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:25 pm
TY Magyar,petition signed and shared.

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:11 pm
signed the petition...but it says Star bled to death? what is real? Did the cops go shoot another dog and switch it to cover up Star's death?
Stupid cop should have reached for the ever useful taser on protestors, pregnant women, etc. Or was the cop going to just use it on the epileptic ? Anyone on the ground is fair game for a taser test...let's it loaded..? Zap!!

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:14 pm
This is an up-date from about 30 min ago......

This is the last known medical update on Starís condition:

Medical Summary: brought in by police was shot by police and tranquilized by unknown drug, dog was sedated and covered in blood on head and front legs, cleaned dog up and found blood to be oozing from left eye socket, and nostrils, oral exam-- larynx filled with blood, placed endotracheal tube, mass on distal left soft palate, crepitus felt(possible fx or final placement of bullet) swelling on left side of face no other abnormalities felt placed 2 iv cath in left cephalic and left saphenous veins, cont IV LRS bolus at shock rates (1000 ml) dexamethasone 2mg/ml 3cc iv vit B12 6cc IM gave 1cc yohimbine iv to reverse effects of xylazine? Administered recc rads to find bullet and possibly remove transfer to emergency for observation and further tx Weight 45.0.

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:16 pm

Star, the pit bull mix that was shot by an NYPD officer on Monday in the East Village is alive and recovering slowly. "Star's condition is still serious, but thankfully she is showing signs of slight improvement," Richard Gentles, the press representative for Animal Care & Control says. Gentles declined to elaborate further on Star's condition, citing unspecified legal and privacy issues. Asked whether Star will be placed for adoption if she survives, or if she'll be returned to her owner, Gentles says, "It is too early to know what the final outcome will be."

Employees of the KFC on 14th Street that Star and her owner, Lech Stankiewicz, were known to frequent, told a reporter that they hadn't seen Stankiewicz outside the restaurant since he was removed to the hospital on Monday.

Gentles added that those who would like to help animals like Star can donate to the ACC's aptly-named Special Treatment and Recovery Fund (STAR Fund), which supports the treatment that injured or ill cats and dogs receive in the organization's facilities.

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:18 pm
Video of the actual shooting,very graphic!!!

Janet B. (36)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:54 pm
Thank you.

Nimue P. (307)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:16 pm
S&N thanks for the update, glad the doggie is still with us, hope she's going to be ok. Now I see why she got shot, she's a pitbull so naturally the cop would automatically shoot first and ask questions later. STOP THE SHOOTINGS, YOU GUN-HAPPY COPS!

Mary T. (185)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 10:05 pm
Thanks Dianne for the update, I signed and shared the petition.

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 11:13 pm
Beika petition link is a few comments up highlighted in blue.

Donna B. (36)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:36 am
Noted. Thx for the update.

Donna B. (36)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:39 am
Signed and noted. Found the petition. Thx so much!!

Veronique L. (209)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:22 am
Petition signed!

Ruth S. (300)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:37 am
I agree with Dianne Lynn Elko, we need a petition.

c fraser (49)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:35 am
Why is it "This is all we are permitted to say at this time."?? Why the secrecy? Those of us who live with, love and understand Pit Bulls care a great deal about Star, whether or not she recovers and what happens to her!. The lifestyle of the person Star was attempting to protect, the person she was obviously devoted to, means nothing. Star obviously loved her devoted companion and reacted in the only way she knew to protect him. Those of us who care about Star, and those of us who want to contribute to her medical expenses, deserve to know a lot more!

Penny T. (4)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:15 am
Has anyone started a petition?

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:23 am

And I do agree that we need a petition

Debbie W. (125)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:23 am
The officer or officers who shot or stood and watched it should be fired!

Dianne D. (471)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:27 pm
found the petition and signed it.

Barbara W. (342)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:48 pm
I had to watch this though I knew it would hurt like hell. It did! What stood out beside the obvious is that Star had more concern for her fallen friend then the police. After they shot her not one of the dozens of officers went to the aid and or comfort of the man lying on the ground. It was as if he and Star were criminals not victims.

Could the officer had acted differently? I say yes. A bullet is always final. From what I saw the dog charged but was not attacking. She seemed confused and trying to protect her fallen friend. Pepper spray would have done as good a job because Star would have had to deal with what pepper spray can do to one who's been sprayed. Even a being taxed would have been more humane and the police could have taken charge of her while she was down. Bind her put her in a police car behind the wires that separate the police from the arrested individual.

They could have called the pound and had her controlled by someone who could do so without violence. It is plain that the police were not concerned with the gentleman lying in the street hands clinched and not moving an inch.

It's time the police had some training when confronted by someones pet. Fat too many officers have killed a family pet without good reason and that crime has been growing across America..

Loxahatchee Woman Says Deputies Shot, Killed Her 3 Dogs

Barbara W. (342)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:50 pm
Tazed would have been more humane.

N Away W. (650)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:59 pm
thanks for the update, petition already signed

Dianne Lynn Eakin (758)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:08 pm

Barbara W. (342)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:32 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Magyar because you have done so within the last week.

Amanda Adams (201)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:06 pm
When I saw this story on Causes, I thought the dog was dead for sure, it is nice to know Star is alive. Thank you so much for the update.

Ruth S. (300)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:17 pm
Thank you Dianne Lynn Elko for the petition, I signed it.

If we allow this to go without punishment then it will continue to happen to others!

Maria S. (95)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:19 am
Maria, You signed on August 21, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:

Thanks for the update, Dianne.

Dawn Mason (123)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:01 am
Outrageous!! Signed and noted!! I hope star makes a full recovery!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:27 am
He just protected his owner. Thank God he's OK now...

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:28 am
Petition signed, thanks Dianne

E & I L. (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 3:56 pm
The cop who shot Star must have been a teabagger.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 8:40 am
Noted and Thank-you Dianne for update :0
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