Friday, September 14, 2012

Attempted doggycide in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Sable (2yo pitbull) at the veterinary hospital
Sable at the vet’s

It’ll be interesting to see the anti-pitbull brigade try to spin this report of a New Orleans cop casually firing on a peaceful dog into an account of a terribly aggressive beast that was bravely put down:

Early Tuesday morning [Ariel] Buckmaster called police twice after issues unfolded on her block. The second time cops came out Sable paid for it.

Sable was shot by a utility pole feet from Buckmaster's house. The gate is usually locked and it was locked this morning, but Sable slipped out.

Buckmaster says, “She went to him. She was not growling. She was not barking. Her hair was not up on her back in attack mode. She went a little quicker than usual, but she did not look dangerous. None of the other officers looked afraid, but one, he didn’t even think twice, he just stepped back and took out his gun and shot her twice and then stood in the streets and laughed about it.”

Can’t you just tell by the cop’s laughter how threatened he felt? Entirely the dog’s fault. Y’know, for being there.

Thankfully, Sable is recovering, and both police and the SPCA are investigating, though Buckmaster is now stuck with the vet bill. She says she’s lost her respect for the police as a result … which, on second thought, isn’t actually a bad thing.

(via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

Doggycide Bingo card
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Doggycide Bingo Index

Confirmed hits:

  • Injured Sable
  • Sable was just standing there curiously
  • Cop just started shooting
  • Shooting was completely unprovoked
  • Buckmaster stuck with vet bill
  • Total: 5/25
    No bingo.