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Police kill dog after it attacked its owner
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan

Posted on 01/01/2012 1:45:14 PM PST by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA — Officers were forced to shoot and kill an aggressive dog in an apartment in Sierra Vista after it attacked its owner.

The dog, thought to be a German Shepherd and Chow mix, bit its owner in her arm and head before police were contacted at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday and responded to Vista de la Sierra Apartments, 1555 Busby Drive, said Tracy Grady, public information officer for the Sierra Vista Police Department.

“When the officers responded to the apartment, they found the victim still inside the apartment with the dog,” Grady said.

The first officer on scene, Detective Nick Lamay, managed to subdue the dog.

As the dog continued to try and bite the detective, Lamay instructed nearby residents to help remove the victim from the apartment and to close the door behind them to prevent the dog from escaping, Grady said.

A second officer soon arrived at the apartment, and, as the dog continued to bite at the officer and show other aggressive behavior, the decision was made to shoot and kill the animal.

The same dog was involved in a similar incident earlier this year when, in August, it was quarantined for 10 days after it bit its male owner in the face, Grady said.

At that time, and up through the incident on Thursday, the dog was confirmed to have been up to date on all inoculations, she said.

The female owner injured on Thursday was treated at the scene for her injuries but refused transportation to the hospital, Grady said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: arizona; dog; killed; poloice

1 posted on 01/01/2012 1:45:23 PM PST by SandRat
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...
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2 posted on 01/01/2012 1:46:16 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Chows can be nasty.


3 posted on 01/01/2012 1:47:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: SandRat
In cases where the police are investigating a mysterious man trespassing in someone's backyard, Step One seems to be to shoot the homeowner's pet dog.

In this case, where the police are expected to deal with a violent dog, the Steps are:

1) subdue the dog
2) Ask neighbors to help remove the homeowner from the scene.
3) Wait for backup.
4) Discuss situation with backup.
5) Decide to shoot the dog.
6) Shoot the dog.

Really highlights the other cases where the cops see a dog, draw and fire.

4 posted on 01/01/2012 1:49:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: SandRat
FREEBIE!

5 posted on 01/01/2012 1:52:14 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: SandRat

Inlaws have a Lab/chow mix. She is testy. Yet so are the inlaws!!!LOL!!!!!


6 posted on 01/01/2012 1:53:44 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SandRat

The dog may have had encephalitis - post distemper vaccine.

Our great dane was diagnosed with encephalitis although he had all his shots (distemper, rabies etc.,) He showed no signs of vicious behavior - but seizures, uneven gait and loss of motor function.


7 posted on 01/01/2012 1:54:44 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: cripplecreek

I had a chow lab mix. Good guard dog. Especially around kids. If kids came over to play with my kids that dog wouldn’t let their parents, if he didn’t know them, near any kids.


8 posted on 01/01/2012 1:58:01 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: cripplecreek

Yup... It would be pretty rare for a German Shepard to turn on its owner. But A chow can snap like a pit bull. Not as persistent and deadly as a pit bull though. If this had been a pit bull then the lady would be in the morgue right now.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 2:05:41 PM PST by Revel
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To: cripplecreek
10 days after it bit its male owner in the face,
10 posted on 01/01/2012 2:05:44 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: SandRat
The same dog was involved in a similar incident earlier this year when, in August, it was quarantined for 10 days after it bit its male owner in the face

If I had an animal that intentionally did something like that, there would not be a similar incident later unless the animal's ghost did it.

11 posted on 01/01/2012 2:08:41 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: rabidralph

Yep, dog should have been gone that day. I would not have tolerated that. I have no problem with this dog shooting.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 2:10:55 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: TomGuy; AlmaKing

The police did the right thing here.

Any dog that will turn on even its owner cannot be trusted. It would have just been a matter of time until it killed someone.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 2:15:28 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: SandRat

Apartment + Chow mix dog= trouble.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 2:18:23 PM PST by marty60
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To: SandRat

If a non-police officer shot the dog, the judge would calling killing an officer. The police today don’t have the training to use the dogs correctly. Best scrap the program until they get it right..


15 posted on 01/01/2012 2:21:36 PM PST by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: Revel

I’ve only been bitten three times in my life. One time was more of a snap instead of a bite. All three times were by German Shepards. Two of them were mine. One was a pup and bit me when he was three months old. All I did was walk behind him and his tail brushed my leg. He whipped around and grabbed my leg. He went back to the breeder ASAP. The other one was a two year old male that my husband got from a friend. He snapped at me, my husband, and my daughter. We gave him back. The third one belonged to a neighbor. I was walking and he ran from his yard to the road to bite me. I swatted him with my walking stick just as the owner called him back to the yard. I didn’t make a fuss about it because I love dogs but he was fenced after that.

No more GSD’s for us. They are the only dog I’m afraid of.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 2:49:11 PM PST by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: SandRat

“The woman was treated at the scene”........ I hope the wound was cleaned properly. Infection is assured if it wasn’t.


17 posted on 01/01/2012 2:49:33 PM PST by Ditter
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To: ColdOne

LOL!!!!


18 posted on 01/01/2012 3:06:28 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Keep the CHRIST in Christmas!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I install DirecTV and am in a lot of different peoples homes. I do NOT trust any Chow or mix of Chow. Period. Dogs love me. I love dogs. I do not like or TRUST Chows.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 3:15:49 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: bigheadfred

Had one too, one of the smartest dogs I have ever owned


20 posted on 01/01/2012 3:24:13 PM PST by billphx
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To: SandRat

I’ve had three beautiful Geerman shephards, very sweet 90 pound females. It is difficult to imagine what a German Shephard-Chow mix would look like. But chows are not nice dogs.


21 posted on 01/01/2012 3:39:23 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: SandRat

I’ve had three beautiful Geerman shephards, very sweet 90 pound females. It is difficult to imagine what a German Shephard-Chow mix would look like. But chows are not nice dogs.


22 posted on 01/01/2012 3:39:30 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Melinda in TN

We got a shep pup at 6 wks. He seems docile and very even-tempered but we have our house fenced all around and we never get robbed. He looks pretty mean when strangers approach. I have a 7 yr. old and 15 yr. old daughter. He loves to track shadows,birds, butterflys,etc..never shown any aggression toward us.We had a professional trainer check out his temperment. First dog I ever got. I hope my Shep does not turn on us as you describe....


23 posted on 01/01/2012 3:43:51 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Paperdoll

>”But chows are not nice dogs’<

Both of the Chows we have had were nice, dumb as rocks, but nice. My Wife prefers the term “stubborn”, but I know they were dumb as Democrats.


24 posted on 01/01/2012 3:51:00 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Melinda in TN

When I was a little girl I saw a German Sheipard sitting on the step of his front porch. He looked nice, so I walked over and sat down beside hinm,. He snapped at me with a growl, and I was out of there! But my three German Shepards were beautifully trined and loyal do9gs. I doubt they would have snapped at a small child. In fact I had three daughters, and many friendss coming and going with no problems.

Other than the Boston Terrier I now own, Shephards are my favorite breed of dog.


25 posted on 01/01/2012 3:51:00 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: SandRat
My dad loved Shepherds and vowed that if any one of them ever bit a family member or other non threatening person, he would have put it down himself....

In fact, the last one he had, a magnificent one, had developed hip dysplasia in it's older years. So I was tasked with taking it to the vet to be euthanized the week before the family headed up north for our July 4 holiday.

There were young kids in the family and dad was afraid Zarek would reflexively turn on them and bite one if it patted him on the hind quarters...........

Dad worked with his dogs and he always believed that a dog that bit indiscriminately was the fault of its owner...........

26 posted on 01/01/2012 3:53:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: SandRat

All together now: ‘There’s no bad dogs, just bad owners. Bite your face.’


27 posted on 01/01/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL! Dumb, but not as viscious as Democrats,eh? I love it! I always say, nice people have nice doigs.


28 posted on 01/01/2012 3:56:45 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: SandRat

Why would they need to call the cops to do that?


29 posted on 01/01/2012 4:46:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Paperdoll
Both our Chows were rescues.

The first male was about 5 when we got him. They told us he was about 2 years old, but our Vet disagreed. Took him a while to warm up to us, but he was a good boy. He lived to about 15, when he just couldn't get up any more. Had to put him to sleep. First dog I had to do that with and I'm in my 50’s.

We decided on another Chow about a year later. his time an 8 month old girl. Our first Chow wasn't that bright, but our girl makes him look like Newt Gingrich. She will sit on command if a treat is forthcoming. She will come to you when a treat is forthcoming. (Maybe she's not that dumb after all) She likes to play with her toys, where the boy had no interest. The boy hated being inside the house. The girl stays inside when we go to work. The dog flunked out of remedial training and I told my Wife not to waste any more money.

They both bark like crazy when people came up to the gate or ring the doorbell, but they both back away. Big bark, no followup. Once they get to know you, you end up with Chow hair all over your pant leg while you're petting them.

I think the owners are responsible for aggressive behavior, not the breed. Granted, we took a chance getting our Chows from shelters, but they both have and continue to give us a lot of laughs.

Nothing worse than old people with spoiled dogs.

Now, back to Politics. LOL

30 posted on 01/01/2012 5:02:45 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: SandRat

In this case the dog needed to be destroyed. I’ve never liked Chows and this dog was a mix.

Happy New Year SandRat!


31 posted on 01/01/2012 5:20:19 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: potlatch

Happy New Year potlach!


32 posted on 01/01/2012 6:03:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

“”The first officer on scene, Detective Nick Lamay, managed to subdue the dog. “”

They’re kidding! The detective was going to what - interrogate the dog?

I can’t imagine anyone shooting a dog INSIDE an apartment!


33 posted on 01/01/2012 7:01:16 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: magna carta

I never said that Sheppard’s don’t bite. Some of them do. But if you bring it up with love then it most certainly will never bite you or your family. They are very loyal at protecting family.


34 posted on 01/01/2012 7:31:46 PM PST by Revel
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To: Melinda in TN

In the mid 60’s a neighbor kid used to run a stick along my family’s fence every day on his way home from school to antagonize our German Shepherd. One day the dog quit barking and the kid stuck his face in a knot-hole and got his nose bit off.

My parents paid the medical bills and that was that. In today’s society, the dog would have gotten shot and lawsuit hell would have come to play.


35 posted on 01/01/2012 8:19:13 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL. Well, it’s been nice chatting with you. Dog [eople are nice people. :o)


36 posted on 01/01/2012 8:29:56 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: magna carta; Paperdoll; Rebelbase

I think GSD’s are beautiful and if it weren’t for my previous experiences with them I would have one. The pup that bit me came from a breeder and they called him a German Police. I’ve heard that term before but I think they are all GSD’s. My concern then was my two-year-old daughter. If it had been just me I would have worked with him but I know that most times if a dog is showing aggression that young that it will be very hard to ever trust it. I’ve worked with dogs all my life and have learned that some aggressive traits are genetic. I wouldn’t trust them with a small child. It’s not a breed thing but more of a genetic issue with some dogs. If it’s bad training a good trainer can help but if it’s genetic there isn’t much that can be done. Dogs like that should not be bred.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 2:32:32 PM PST by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Melinda in TN

My first German shephard, Gretchen, was without a doubt the best all around dog I have ever had. She was a beauty.

She didn’y like to eat alone, so she would carefully carry her bowl to wherever I was was in the house, lie down and politely eat her food. When I brought home my third baby, Gretchen led us up the stairs to the nursery, and promptly took up her post. We’d had her about four years at that pint. She was quite the lady!

The only time I ever heard her growl in menace was when an illy clad plumber came to the house. I told her it was okay, so she calnmed down, but she stayed on the alert until he d finished his job and left. Great dog! It’s been over 40 years and I still miss Gretchen.

Iam sory you had a bad expeieeience with what, yes, we used ro call them Police dogs. They are highly intelligent and can be trained very well.

With any dog it is wise to buy from a reputable breeder, do your homework on the breed of chooice and see it’s dam and sire. I hoopae you will give the Gernman Shephard another chance to beifhten your olife.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 3:52:17 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Paperdoll

I will. I love all dogs. Right now I have five but when the time comes to get another dog I might give a GSD a try, especially since we don’t have any small children. Another dog right now is out of the question though unless it’s an emergency rescue. I currently have a Jack Russell Terrorist in the house, a 140lb Bloodhound and three rescues outside. Two of the rescues are half black mouth Mountain Cur. One is 60lb and the other is 70lb. I picked them up off the highway when they were 6 weeks old. My fifth dog is an Aussie that my neighbor moved off and left. My dog food bill and Vet care cost gets enormous at times. LOL


39 posted on 01/02/2012 4:07:33 PM PST by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Melinda in TN

Well, my goodness, you do have your hands full! Especially with a Jack Russell Terrorist! I hope it’s not reall cold outdoorw here you live.

I had five dogs at onetime. Four Shih Tsus and a pekepoo, so they were all small, and I had them rpretty well trained. The used to wait for me in a lpuddle at the foot of the stairs. I used to descend, stop and address them: “I suppose yu wonder why I’vae called thi meeting?” Of course they immediately activated their approval with waving tails.

This was 25 years ago, and none of them are still here, of course. But they left me many happy memories. Good uck with your wonderful rescues. :o)


40 posted on 01/02/2012 8:25:15 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Paperdoll

I’m in S.E. Tennessee near Georgia so our winters are pretty mild. All of my outside dogs love cold weather and I always put clean hay and shavings in their houses. Our summers are more brutal than our winters but they have a huge shade tree in the yard and “swimming pools” made from large heavy rubber stock tanks that they get in when it’s hot. I also take them swimming at the farm pond. :-) They are also very good to sleep together in winter if it gets really cold. My JRT has a fenced yard at the end of the house where he plays with Sara, the Aussie mix that my neighbor left me with. She is an outside dog but he’s indoor/outdoor but always indoors at night and when it’s cold. The good thing is that I have an enclosed shed with windows that the outside dogs can be put in at night if it were to get unusually cold. I always make sure they are cared for, indoors or out.


41 posted on 01/05/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: SandRat

Hey, SR: Do you know of anyone who operates a ping list for info on dogs or wolves on FR? I have some very scary news about Canadian wolves a friend is currently experiencing and would like to get the word out. It is something everyone should be aware of. Please FReepmail me in response. Thank you. Paperdoll


42 posted on 02/22/2012 10:18:24 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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