Skip to comments.Officer Shoots, Kills Dog That Attacked Another Dog
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.
Must suck to always be fearful for your life.
The bigger dog was being aggressive. I don’t have a problem with this.
No the cop, everytime a dog gets shot the cops are in a fearful state.
I can’t say I blame them when speaking of a vicious dog which a pit bull is certainly capable of being.
“The dog then died, police said.”
LOL! Are these fifth graders writing stories such as this one?
Sounds like a good shoot
“your honor, I thought that swat team member was a pit-bull, and I was in fear of my life.”
Every dog is capable of being vicious.
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.
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.
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sadly preconceived notions get in the way of real reviews of reporting/evidence.
Most adults will suffer very little damage from the attack of a Chihuahua.
You haven’t met my 4.5 lb chihuahua.
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.