Sunday, January 06, 2013

Doggycide round-up: 01/06/13 – Two-weeks-late edition

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Jimbo the pitbull mix (deceased)
Jimbo (RIP)
  • Findlay, OH (12/01/12): Police claim they shot an “aggressive” “pitbull” after it repeatedly bit a man, while a purported witness in the article comments describes a very different scene where cops shot a non-aggressive dog in amusement. Unclear status for the dog.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Ramona, CA (12/02/12): Cops serving arrest warrant shoot & kill Jimbo the pitbull mix [pictured] as he approached them with a tennis ball in his maw. Deputies claim Jimbo attacked; family and friends deny it, say the dog was shot five times from behind.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Nassau County, FL (12/13/12): Deputies arresting a man for a minor traffic charge shoot & kill Hoss the pitbull terrier after he allegedly bit an officer’s ankle. Shooter also responsible for another shooting in May, and was cleared of wrongdoing both times.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Charlotte, NC (12/16/12): Cop responds to pregnant woman locked out by hostile husband, opens fire as two pitbulls rush out to greet her, killing Chino and injuring Ivy.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Willard, OH (12/19/12): Police executing a drug search open fire on “pitbulls” that “ran out” towards them, injure one, and also hit a bystander in the foot.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Chicago, IL (12/24/12): Cops searching for escaped prisoner accidentally let Kobi the Rhodesian Ridgeback out of his fenced-in backyard, then shoot him dead for allegedly “getting ready to attack”. Owner maintains dog wouldn’t have attacked.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • Hoquiam, WA (12/24/12): Sparse police report claims officers carrying out arrest warrants were “attacked” by a “pitbull”, who they shot and wounded before taking it to a vet. The officer was unharmed, while the dog’s present condition is unknown.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Statistics:
    Cases: 7
    Victims: 8
    Deceased: 4 (50%)
    Survivors: 4 (50%)
    Pitbull index: 6½ (81.25%)