The cops that shot this beautiful dog in her own yard thought she was a Doberman Pinscher, as if that made any difference. The cops did everything wrong to make Peach run up to them, and then they shot her in cold blood without doing anything to reduce the risks (none) to them. And these are the people who are paid to protect us? What have we come to?
Precious was shot six times by a DC police officer (#431) in May 2008 when she was tied up in her own yard behind a fence and being held by her owner. As he shot Precious, the cop yelled, "I'm got you this time, bitch." After she was unleashed, Precious, a shy dog, ran inside and hid under a bed, where she died. Her owner was then arrested for disorderly conduct when he asked the cop, "Why did you have to shoot my dog?" The case was dismissed, but an internal investigation concluded that the officer did nothing wrong. This is America at its worst.
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Scooby was shot by a DC police officer in cold blood on Christmas Eve 2007.
Scooby, a friendly boxer puppy, ran up to the DC police officer because he was yelling something. Scooby's owner was 10 feet away pleading with the cop to not shoot, but the untrained (or perhaps cowardly) cop fired four bullets, killing Scooby. The DC police then destroyed the evidence of the shots when they multilated Scooby's body in their forensic lab.
Please see Another Matter in DC Also Concerning Our Dogs
There is pending before the city council legislation (#17-89) called "The Animal Protection Act of 2007." Although there are many good things in it, there are two things wrong with it. First, it does nothing to remedy the problem of police shooting our dogs like happened to poor Scooby. Seoond, it gives the mayor the right to name any breed of dog he wants a Dangerous Dog, which will surely lead to more unjustified killings. After you have taken action for Scooby, please go to the below web site and see what you can do to support that effort.