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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-28-2014, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Family Pet Killed and Officer Fired MOVED TO CURRENT DOG AFFAIRS FROM GEN INFO

I'm reading the story and I get to the part where the officer told the family "It had to be done" and walked away and I find I'm quite angry. I would have loved to be the one that fired his sorry butt and then I would have told him. "It had to be done" and walked away....

I also read in another article that the new laws that were recently passed by the Governor of Illinois in regards to excessive force with animals played a role in the officers dismissal.


Hometown police officer fired after fatally shooting dog | abc7chicago.com

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I do not understand, more and more LEO's are shooting pets, pets in homes and in backyards..it makes no sense.
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I do not understand, more and more LEO's are shooting pets, pets in homes and in backyards..it makes no sense.
Once they start getting fired and know its a consequence, maybe it will finally end.

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The kid would still have her dog if people would be more careful. Teach the dog to go through a door where there is a fence only, or to stay on the porch until it is leashed, or to stay in the yard.

The dog was off the owner's property, the police were called because of the dog, and now the dog is dead and a cop is fired. It sounds like the 15 year veteran was probably totally in the wrong for shooting the dog, and then saying it had to be done, but ultimately, dog owners that want to keep their animals alive NEED to protect them by keeping them under control and contained.

If you do not want your child to experience the trauma of watching their dog get killed, then keep it contained. It is no less traumatic to watch your dog get run over by a car. Or to see another dog charge up and kill it. Or to see your dog charge up and kill someone else's small dog.

If you want a GSD/PIT BULL MIX, than do your part and keep it under control!

Then maybe the dog would still be alive today.

I am not concerned with the fate of the officer. I think he probably lost his job due to his actions, and that is on him. But the dog's fate is on its owners who failed it.

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When my son was about two the dog across the street, which happened to be a GSD decided to hold the mailman hostage. I have never seen a mailman climb so fast. Someone called the police and the first response was the officer drawing his gun and telling people to stand back as he pointed the gun at the dog. My son started screaming and I had a small, very small window of opportunity to change that officers mind. At the end I believe he didn't shoot because of my son. We managed to get the dog in the yard with no injury to anyone.

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The kid would still have her dog if people would be more careful. Teach the dog to go through a door where there is a fence only, or to stay on the porch until it is leashed, or to stay in the yard.

The dog was off the owner's property, the police were called because of the dog, and now the dog is dead and a cop is fired. It sounds like the 15 year veteran was probably totally in the wrong for shooting the dog, and then saying it had to be done, but ultimately, dog owners that want to keep their animals alive NEED to protect them by keeping them under control and contained.

If you do not want your child to experience the trauma of watching their dog get killed, then keep it contained. It is no less traumatic to watch your dog get run over by a car. Or to see another dog charge up and kill it. Or to see your dog charge up and kill someone else's small dog.

If you want a GSD/PIT BULL MIX, than do your part and keep it under control!

Then maybe the dog would still be alive today.

I am not concerned with the fate of the officer. I think he probably lost his job due to his actions, and that is on him. But the dog's fate is on its owners who failed it.
Things like this are called accidents for a reason. People have kids running in and out and a dog gets out, etc. In this case they called the police to assist them in finding their dog. The dog was back on their property when officer shot the dog. I guess they won't ever be calling the police for assistance again.

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the owners called 911 to report their own dog running loose
makes me wonder if their dog is so aggressive that they have to report it getting loose and roaming the neighborhood as an emergency???
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How sad. But I'm sure there's missing parts to the story. It says the owner tried coaxing the dog back into the house... what does that mean? Wouldn't you just walk over to it if it wasn't responding to your verbal command? It's too bad this had to happen... I have no idea what the protocol is for shooting a dog, but apparently the officer wasn't following it.

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the owners called 911 to report their own dog running loose
makes me wonder if their dog is so aggressive that they have to report it getting loose and roaming the neighborhood as an emergency???
They might have been trying to get in touch with animal control. Out here in lots of towns you have to call the police to get to animal control. They have family that works for Animal Control in Chicago.

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the owners called 911 to report their own dog running loose
makes me wonder if their dog is so aggressive that they have to report it getting loose and roaming the neighborhood as an emergency???
Yeah, I've never heard of anyone calling 911 for their own dog out loose...

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