posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 04:53 PM
a reply to: seasonal
True story: I was living with a girl that owned her house, but was foreclosed upon due to a lien placed on her property by the home owners'
association (that is [a HOA lien that can used to foreclose a property] a different issue that deserves its own thread). The Sheriff's department
went to the home around 5PM in the middle of June - no one was home from work - to change the locks and found themselves inside the home with 2 adult
male dogs...a long story short, short story sweet, we called around and found out the dogs had been sent to a shelter (don't remember what entity ran
the shelter). We picked them up out of 'doggie jail' two days later. BUT, when I was first notified that the house had been searched by the
sheriff's department and there were no signs of the dogs, I immediately feared some chest-thumping, trigger-happy LEO had shot them both just because.
Because there were no witnesses. Because I have seen/read too many of these stories. Because for a number of reasons, the least of which being:
the dog poses an imminent threat to the officer’s safety.
If in any case, there would be zero convincing evidence required to prove our two
dogs did NOT pose an imminent threat - two shot and killed dogs - this would be one and it did not happen. For context, it was an 80lb Rhodesian
Ridgeback and 60lb Vizsla in the house these LEO entered uninvited, and I can assure the Ridgeback was a threatening-looking dog and the Vizsla was
boisterous, at the least. These LEO (in my case) did their job with the integrity and behavior we are suppose to heap upon them. I am very glad my
case involved well-trained professional LEO, or otherwise he (DG, name of my dog and username pic) would likely be dead at the hands of LEO and I
would have no recourse. None. Whatsoever.
Thank you to the LEOs of Wake County's Sheriff's Department who handled what the federal court judged wrote is clearly a means to kill a family pet
based on, honestly, the LEOs preconceived notions about drug dealers who have well behaved dogs.