posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox
You've said a couple of times now that no one is responsible for my pet but me. Certainly.
So why did the cops "take responsibility" for someone elses pet?
When the caller phoned in shouldnt they have said "not our responsibility" and let it be?
Going out and shooting it is taking responsibility.
What's the difference if my kid wandered out a back door and was playing in an alley? Could be a stray. Could be carrying some disease. Would the
police arrive to a "sickly child" call and shoot the kid? Why not? What's the difference?
The "sickly cat" excuse is pretty much nullified by the fact that the bystander removed the carcass. If disease were really the concern the
bystander would not have been permitted to touch the carcass. Unless contradictory departmental ignorance is par for the course at this PD. Gotta
shoot the cat, it might be sick. Once it's dead let anyone run up and paw at the body. Does that make sense?
Seems like an awful lot of time, grief and money could have been spared if the police didnt take responsibility for somebody elses pet.
Just let nature take its course. Let it get hit by a car. Let it bite somebody and the family be sued. Let it just eat some trash, mark a spot and
return home. All easier than sending a taxpayer funded hit squad to discharge their firearms in a densely populated residential zone.