Skip to comments.German shepherd shot by Jackson County animal control officer
Posted on 09/12/2013 8:45:51 AM PDT by Altariel
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How many officers do you think carry a tranquilizer gun on them?
Don’t even go there with me. If an officer is called out to a DOG incident, tranquilizer guns should be part of his equipment.
As many times as dog shootings have made the news recently, all across the country, it is career folly to send an officer out on a call that s/he is not prepared to handle. They are given Kevlar vests, but not animal tranquilizers.
Shame on the police chiefs, city managers and mayors. If an “officer” shoots a dog that is not aggressive, just because it is barking at a stranger (the officer) and protecting its property, the entire department is open to lawsuits. The simple answer? What Ben Franklin said: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
(And did you read my tagline????)
Have you worked in law enforcement in ANY capacity at all in your life?
If you did, you would not be posting such stuff
What I’ve done in my life is not your concern. it won’t lengthen or shorten your life to know.
It does not follow that all White Shepherds are crazy given that one dog bit you.
I am not a LEO, but as a first responder, I've been around them all of my life. There have always been a few d!ckheads among them. Forty-five plus years ago, they either got flushed out or settled into the job, losing most of those tendencies over time.
Now, the d!ckheads are approaching a majority, if they are not already a majority of LEOs. I used to do some socializing with them. Not anymore.
I have little use for them now.
Its common knowledge that white shepards can be tricky. My SAR team dog trainer wouldnt touch them.
I tend to be skeptical of those claiming knowledge of dogs while displaying an inability to correctly spell the name of the dog’s breed/type.
That person would never enter my home or come on my property again!
Any body who reacts that way to a dog without a valid reason
is not some body I want to associate with.
Lawsuit waiting to happen.
They bad ones do seem to be multiplying, you wont find any argument from me there.
I think it is the libtards rising to the top and hiring all fellow-travelers.
Interesting what you people are saying about white German shepherds. I have told this on our dog thread before:
Went to a house owned by a couple that were my friends. Pulled up in the driveway back to the garage. Went in gate by the garage and heard a growl, saw their white German Shepherd taking her leap to me. I knew I was going to be bitten so stood like a statue. Heard the husband yell at the dog but she was already in the air. She crunched down above my right knee then released and backed off.
I already knew this dog. If she was in the house and someone came to the front door and rang, she would charge the door trying break it down and get to that person. They kept her locked in a cage in their bedroom when someone was there.
I grew up with German Shepherds so was not afraid of them or any other dog unless I actually saw an aggressive move. However, when I came in that gate where the white shepherd was (and I didn’t see her before the leap, she came around a blind corner from me), and heard the growl, and knowing her attitude toward people, I knew I was going to be bitten and hoped being still would lessen the damage to me.
She was a beautiful dog, but I would have shot her that day if I could have, to stop her attack. The attack was so fast, I would have had to have the gun out before she made the leap, but if that had been possible, I would have done it. That dog was a killer and proved it every day.
“Any body who reacts that way to a dog without a valid reason is not some body I want to associate with. Lawsuit waiting to happen.”
She was a nice lady and a friend but her reaction to a 2 lb. puppy stunned me. She could have stepped on this tiny female puppy and crushed her with no problem. There is no way that tiny puppy could hurt anyone.
“They kept her locked in a cage in their bedroom when someone was there.”
It sounds like the problem was “failure to properly train and socialize.”
Sorry that happened to you.
Not only do my local dog catchers go by the ominous name “Animal Control Officers”, but they try to look like Army Rangers besides. Why in hell do dog catchers need to wear special forces black shirts over OD green military pants with army boots.
Nope, no Police State here. Move along... /sarc
"Hinman said officers must have confused Belle with her white poodle, which was quarantined for biting Hinman nine months ago."
There has been *at least* one previous bite, possibly, by this Shepherd.
Yes, I am aware of that. Either the owner or the Director is either (mistaken, based on poor record keeping) or lying about which dog bit.
It is also possible that both dogs have bitten.
Of course dogs sense it. Of course it’s good to read dogs well and try to ease the tension. But some are just plain too aggressive by nature, not nurture.
I’ve had a couple different GS and I’ve NEVER had yet a situation where the MANY fearful people they’ve encountered have been attacked just for emitting the wrong attitude. I had one full-blown attack but she was following her “pack” of her mutt poor-character son who WAS unstable. My sister had a few GS and only 1 was a bit too aggressive - he attacked a neighboring serviceman. She sent him back to the breeder. Her later dogs were much more stable, but just as bold and protective.
I don’t know all the facts here. It could be these people just acted unreasonably. But notice these articles are always written with focus toward the dog owner.
Nope. Some dogs are just bad. And if they are, then people should send them to serious dog people (not ootchie-kootchie pet and show people, serious working/schutzhund types) rather than holding onto something they can’t handle.
It's not like on TV- ‘tranquilizer darts’ are not just laying around ready for use- it is a highly specialized weapon needing training we can't afford to give every officer.
I do not have a problem with uniforms, jeans and a t-shirt would obviously not be appropriate- neither would a dress uniform (shirt and tie)
So... fatigues it is, just from a common sense point of view.
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