Saturday, March 09, 2013

Doggycide Roundup: 03/09/13

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K-9 Ofc. Cora (German shepherd)
Ofc. Cora
  • Romeoville, IL (02/19/13): Officer shoots & wounds allegedly “aggressive” loose family dog, shoots again to try and kill it out of mercy but fails. Dog is eventually euthanized at the vet’s. Investigation is underway.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Pagosa Springs, CO (02/25/13): Cop checking out allegedly “aggressive” dogs at large shoots Rebel, who is later euthanized for his injuries. Witnesses dispute officer’s account.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Fishers, IN (02/26/13): U.S. marshal confronted by Reese the tiny rat terrier barking at him, immediately shoots & wounds her, gets cleared of wrongdoing for “self-defense”. Owners stuck with $10,000 vet bills.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Boston, IL (02/28/13): Thorough and informative police report says an officer shot a dog. Reason? Breed? Animal’s status? Witnesses? Bah, that’s not reporting.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Lawrence, MA (03/01/13): Cop somehow confuses a (allegedly “aggressive”) Shar-Pei for a pitbull, shoots & kills it.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Moss Point, MS (03/05/13): Police conducting drug search shoot & wound Cora the K-9 German shepherd [pictured] “after she was mistaken for a vicious dog”. There’s a certain irony to that, really.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • And finally, some good news: Two Colorado senators introduce a bill requiring police to undergo training for dealing with dogs.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Statistics:
    Shootings: 6
    Victims: 6
    Deceased: 3 (50%)
    Survivors: 2 (33%)
    Pitbull index: 1 (16%)