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A Georgia man says that he was threatened with jail time if he tried to treat his dog after a police officer shot the animal in the throat. Tim Theall told NBC Atlanta that Doctor, his 9-year-old German Shepherd, ran to the front of his house after being let out of the back yard Thursday evening. “And before I turned the corner of the house, I heard two shots; I heard a cop go, ‘Holy [expletive],’” Theall told NBC Atlanta. Doctor had apparently caught a DeKalb County police officer off guard as he was investigating a false house alarm call. Theall told the TV station that he is less angry about the shooting since the officer was likely surprised. But what did upset him was the officer’s refusal to let Theall and his wife take Doctor for treatment for more than an hour.
originally posted by: pheonix358
Shooting because you are frightened does not a good police person make. It makes a very bad cop.
There have been many such instances including the teenager shot because he answered the door with a game controller in his hands.
The excuse 'I was frightened' does not wash with me and never will.
In this case, one assumes that the dog was not attacking but just running up to some people to say hello.
Not allowing an animal to be treated is animal cruelty and the Police should be so charged!
It is just nuts.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: jude11
I remember reading that thread. I think he did cross some T&C when adding in his take but I will not swear by it. I kinda glanced over it all.
Has he checked his mail box?
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: jude11
Glad to hear that the dog was 'alright' and they didn't lose a a member of their family.
Thanks for the the post cause I as well saw this and was not able to get to it before it was gone.
The other thread advocated killing police officers, therefore removed.
CARLSBAD, N.M (KRQE) – A Carlsbad woman who just lost her son to a police shooting says officers executed her dog this week.
Police say they had no choice, but the shooting is prompting a national organization to get involved.
“Bam. They shot him right in front of my face, right in front of me,” said Tracy Kirkpatrick.
Tracy Kirkpatrick says she watched Carlsbad police kill her dog just a month after officers gunned down her son, Troy Kirkpatrick.
"The National Canine Research Council is stepping in and doing what they can to make sure another animal isn’t killed. “There are a lot of awesome alternatives to lethal force and many of those alternatives are quite simply learned it’s just a matter of getting the info out,” - NCRC Communications Director Janise Bradley.