Keeping your dog safe from law enforcement

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Registered: 11-23-2005
Keeping your dog safe from law enforcement
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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 3:00pm

Here is an interesting article what to do if the police come to your house unexpectedly.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 9:42am

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Laura
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Registered: 11-23-2005
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 11:32am
For some reason dogs don't like men in uniform they always seem to go after the UPS man, mailman, etc. What dogs don't like I can't figure out. The problem it seems with the two dogs in this article was the police going to the wrong house and shooting these poor animals just for being there. I really felt bad for the golden, that officer was really out of line that is what animal control is for if they can't handle a stray dog. WHY do the police have to shoot first and ask questions later??? Why can't the police use pepper spray first or something like that??? WHY don't the police give the owner a moment to get the dog under control?
Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 5:07pm

I believe that, in both cases, the law enforcement officers were wrong.

Laura
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Registered: 03-20-2001
Sat, 04-28-2012 - 7:09am
I think it's common sense to restrain your dog, or bring it indoors if someone rings the bell or enters the yard. You never know. I do this with Coffee as she's very friendly then all of a sudden not . So I never know and take all precautions to protect her. I think the article you posted is good, thank you. The incident about Cisco (didn't read the other),,, that is just negligence and I would definitely take that police officer to court... so sad. I come from a family of law enforcement officers so I haknow what they encounter, but never heard of one just shooting and killing a dog for no reason. YIKES,,,,