Originally Posted by Dainerra
even though the dog had a history of roaming the neighborhood, the owners left her outside while they left for the day.
Exactly. There are rules and if you know that your dog gets out, you don't leave the dog outside while you go out and about. Sounds very much like they were like "this is our neighborhood and our dog can roam the neighborhood and if our dog roams the neighborhood a neighbor can and will take care of it."
That is not how it works and in this one, I am siding with the police on the shooting (((
I know, I know
what a shock, Mrs.K sides with the police on a shooting. )))
HOWEVER(!), this part:
"She was still moving 30 minutes later and I asked if I could take her to the vet and they said no," said a neighbor. "And that's when one of the police officers asked the other police officer to get a tarp and just covered her up."
is highly disturbing. Sounds like the dog could have been saved. 30 minutes of agony. Either shoot to kill or let the neighbor take the dog to a vet.