Two Dogs Shot – This is Terrible…

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Dog owners beware and keep your dog quiet around police officers. Federal court recently passed a ruling that gives police the authority to shoot a dog if it moves or barks when officers enter a home.

I just finished reading this story of a situation where the police shot and killed a couples two dogs when they entered the home with a search warrant.

The article on the DogingtonPost.com goes on to say that:

One officer testified that he shot the first dog after it “had only moved a few inches” in a movement that he considered to be a “lunge.” The dog then ran away from the officer to the basement, where it was shot again and killed.

The second dog was shot in the Brown’s basement after it was simply barking at the police, court documents said. The officer “testified that after he shot and killed the first dog, he noticed the second dog standing about halfway across the basement,” the court’s opinion explained. “The second dog was not moving towards the officers when they discovered her in the basement, but rather she was ‘just standing there,’ barking and was turned sideways to the officers.” The same officer shot the dog twice before a second officer “didn’t want to see it suffer,’ so he put her out of her misery and fired the last shot,” killing her.

There was a “Beware of Dogs” sign posted outside the home and according to the story, the police officers were warned of the dogs prior to entering.

The couple filed a court petition against the officers and city for the deaths of their dogs.

You can read the rest of the story and view the court documents at:

www.dogingtonpost.com


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