The War On Dogs File -Part Something, Something Ad Nauseum

In a small town equipped with an Animal Control Department THE POLICE respond to a complaint about a “vicious dog” which had NOT bitten or harmed anyone but was sentenced to death because “he charged” and “showed his teeth”.

They fire a SHOTGUN TWICE in a residential neighborhood (presumably at close range) and leave the dead dog bagged by the side of the road.

The officer who pulled the trigger has been on the force for a year. Naturally, the Chief exonerates the behaviour of his officers.

Where are the 911 tapes and records for the alleged behaviour of this dog?  Remember, this a small town, presumably everyone more or less knows everyone and their business.

What are the CALEA policies for this type of response?

Complete link:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3587273/

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Mount Olive woman lodges complaint after officer kills dog.

Mount Olive, N.C. — A Mount Olive woman says she does not understand why a police officer killed her dog.

Durham, a 45-pound Labrador retriever, was fatally shot Thursday.

Mangum said she questions why animal control officers were not called first to pick up the animal, instead of the police.

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2 responses to “The War On Dogs File -Part Something, Something Ad Nauseum

  1. That’s the main question: why wasn’t animal control called? Or why was the owner never cited for previous escapes? Or how could two officers not figure out how to pepper spray or otherwise subdue a dog? Or why did it take the cop two shots to kill it.

    What sums it up for me: the police chief’s quote that he didn’t know they could call animal control after hours.

    It was my mother-in-law who witnessed the shooting. Our family hasn’t been this furious over something in a long time. This needs all the attention it can get. Perhaps some long-overdue changes will save some pets’ lives in the future. Keep up the good posts.

    Thanks

  2. >>>>>This needs all the attention it can get. Perhaps some long-overdue changes will save some pets’ lives in the future

    There is something very strange with the general behaviour of Police and their interactions with pets.

    Courts have ruled shooting Dogs to be an “unlawful seizure of property” and yet an odd number of incidents occur every year.

    You might want to get your Department’s Policies reviewed by the Commission For Accredition Of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

    In addition, the NC General Statutes have a number of sections on Animal Control and control of dogs and other animals.

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