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Officer Shoots, Kills Dog That Attacked Another Dog
NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 8, 2012

Posted on 03/08/2012 11:10:05 AM PST by nickcarraway

The dog was reportedly trying to attack a smaller dog.

A police officer shot and killed a dog that appeared to be attacking a Pacifica resident's smaller dog Tuesday morning, police said.

Around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a home on Adobe Drive after a female caller said a loose dog had come into her home through an open door and was attacking her dog, a Corgi, according to police.

When an officer arrived at the home, he saw the homeowner attempting to fend off a dog that was apparently attacking her smaller Corgi, police said.

The bigger dog, possibly a pit bull, chased the Corgi into another room and pinned it to the floor by its throat. The pit bull then released the dog and faced the officer and started at him, police said.

The dog was about 3 or 4 feet away when the officer, apparently fearing for his safety, shot one round of his service pistol at the pit bull, striking it in the chest area.

advertisement The dog then died, police said.

Peninsula Humane Society officers also assisted in the investigation and determined that the pit bull and a loose Husky found in the area both belonged to a nearby resident. Humane officers said they would contact the dogs' owner.

The Corgi was taken to an animal hospital to be treated for its injuries suffered during the attack.

Any further action in this case will be handled by the Peninsula Humane Society, police said.


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1 posted on 03/08/2012 11:10:10 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Must suck to always be fearful for your life.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 11:15:13 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

The corgi?


3 posted on 03/08/2012 11:18:31 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Joe 6-pack
WOOF
4 posted on 03/08/2012 11:21:12 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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5 posted on 03/08/2012 11:22:49 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway
If the Corgi had the (ahem) pittbull down by the throat, would he have shot it instead?
6 posted on 03/08/2012 11:23:12 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: nickcarraway

The bigger dog was being aggressive. I don’t have a problem with this.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 11:24:06 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SuzyQue

No the cop, everytime a dog gets shot the cops are in a fearful state.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 11:25:09 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I can’t say I blame them when speaking of a vicious dog which a pit bull is certainly capable of being.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:42 AM PST by ontap
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To: nickcarraway

“The dog then died, police said.”

LOL! Are these fifth graders writing stories such as this one?


10 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a good shoot


11 posted on 03/08/2012 11:42:35 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: driftdiver

“your honor, I thought that swat team member was a pit-bull, and I was in fear of my life.”


12 posted on 03/08/2012 11:44:57 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: ontap

Every dog is capable of being vicious.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 11:49:12 AM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: ontap

I know, and there are times when it would be necessary. Just that they say this every single time, even when the dog is chained up.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:01 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ontap

In Pacifica the home owner would be in jail for shooting agressive dog or person for breaking in to home. Good work - one round, one dead dog. Glad they responded so quickly.

When I grew up there 50 years ago, the dog owner would take care of an agressive dog, or we would and they would say sorry for the problem. Then came all the libs, and they spread like a virus.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:54 AM PST by LowNslow (Retired CWO)
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To: nickcarraway

>> The pit bull then released the dog and faced the officer and started at him, police said.

Why use a tazer when ya’ have the chance to blow the dog away. /s

All gun carrying cops should be required to undergo some form of canine training.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 12:04:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know if it sucks for the killers. But it sucks for the people and animals exposed to interacting with the “endangered” killer.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 12:16:13 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: nickcarraway

For no good reason, this reminded me of when my wife and I were first married. We lived in a community that was divided by canals, and several canals over there was a Saint Bernard that would walk around to our house to carry our dachshund to his house. Our dachshund never got hurt, except for his pride.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 12:18:31 PM PST by pallis
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To: driftdiver

I can’t think of any good reason to shoot a chained up dog unless it had proven in the past to be a threat.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 12:32:14 PM PST by ontap
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To: dervish

Not all dogs have the ability to inflict sever injury when they are vicious unless the victim is an infant. Most adults will suffer very little damage from the attack of a Chihuahua or a yorkie.Not so concerning large breeds.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 12:36:23 PM PST by ontap
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To: nickcarraway

From my read of the article I see that the pitbull was in the house of the corgi owner (not the house of the pitbull owner) and was attacking her dog. When a dog has another dog by the throat it is trying to kill it. The dog then turned on the officer and he shot it dead.

I don’t see a problem with what the officer did really. He was defending the dog of the home owner. He was defending himself from a vicious dog. It was a justifiable shooting. The dog was in a home it had invaded and was put down before it could injure or kill either the corgi or the cop.

So it surprises me that so many here would get mad at the cop for shooting this dog. Are there that many animal rights people on here who would say a dog is more valuable than a human? Or is it just you are pitbull lovers who think these dogs are painted with a bad press rap?

I think this was the way I would deal with it if a dog that wasn’t my own broke into my home and was attacking my dog or child.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 12:51:41 PM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: nickcarraway
The only way this story could have been better is if the irresponsible pit bull owner whose dog was running loose and attacking other dogs in their own homes was inadvertently stuck by a stray bullet in the testicles.
22 posted on 03/08/2012 12:55:49 PM PST by allmendream
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To: Jack Burton007

It is not that many are defending the dog it is more that they are being critical of the cop. In this case the cop preformed well IMHO, but in many other reported instances the cops shot dogs that they should not.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 1:00:27 PM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

I’ve read about them and seen the hate for cops on here for such things. I also understand that some of these cops did shoot dogs for no good reasons.

But I can’t see where we should lump all of these police in the same bunch as those bad shootings. Are we just going to jump on the cops in every incident and doesn’t that make us as crazy about who, what, where and how as any PETA or liberal loon who looks for another reason to hate cops?

I guess I was just surprised at how much hate was being spewed at a cop who did, in my opinion, the right thing.

If a human or animal has entered my home and was doing anything remotely like this to my pet or family they would be shot to death.

I will always value human life over any animals life. And I love my dog, cat, bearded dragon very much.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 1:07:46 PM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Jack Burton007
Yes many just jump to the conclusion that the cop is wrong or that the pit bull is at fault without bothering with each specific case. Also many here automatically jump to the defense of any cop even if the cop was in the wrong.

Sadly preconceived notions get in the way of real reviews of reporting/evidence.

25 posted on 03/08/2012 1:14:31 PM PST by Ratman83
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To: Gene Eric
All gun carrying cops should be required to undergo some form of canine training.

You mean like they go to the range and a bunch of dog cutouts pop up and they have to cap them as fast as they can while shouting, "I am in fear of my life"? That kinda training?
26 posted on 03/08/2012 1:50:08 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: ontap

Most adults will suffer very little damage from the attack of a Chihuahua.

You haven’t met my 4.5 lb chihuahua.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 2:34:05 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: Jack Burton007

I haven’t seen much hatred (it’s a noun, not a verb) for the cop here, though. Only 1 or 2 posts indicating doubt. I think maybe you’re conflating what you’ve seen on other threads with this 1.

Incidentally, I too see nothing wrong in this case.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 9:00:38 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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