Skip to comments.Irmo family unhappy officer shot and killed their dog
Posted on 09/03/2013 6:19:51 PM PDT by aomagrat
An Irmo family was shocked to come home to a note on their door explaining that a police officer had shot and killed their dog on Labor Day.
The police chief says the shooting was justified but the family says the action was excessive and unnecessary.
Four-year-old Kenya was a German Shepherd Lab mix. She's been known to roam her Irmo neighborhood from time to time. But her family says she's never gone far and never hurt anyone.
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Soon, the Democrats will ring a bell and the Dobermanns will kill upon command. It's advanced training 201.
IOW, there were witnesses.
If the owners let their dog roam the neighborhood unattended and off leash, then they are the reason it is dead.
Poor dog seems to have had stupid people.
"You look kinda glum Virgil."
"Had to shoot my dog."
"Was he mad?"
"Well, he weren't too pleased about it."
If the family was so concerned about its safety, they shouldn’t have allowed it to roam the neighborhood. It sounds like careless owners and careless owners often have undisciplined dogs, which can be an predictable mix.
Dogs, even nice ones, can on occasion do things that owners don’t expect.
We have a Kenya(n) roaming the country. Good riddance.
Back in the 70’s in a suburban Long Island town our German Shepherd Duke hung around the house not tied up nor behind a fence for the 9 years of his life. He was not vicious and loved kids and no issues with the neighbors. Best dog evah..... These days that couldn’t happen.
Sorry can’t go that far.
I’d much rather have the dog then the Kenyan.
Do not ever "high five" a family member. She caught my son's teacher's arm mid swing before it could hit my son's hand. Five feet in the air might I add. She's a little older and slower these days, but her core priciples remain steadfast.
You want a war on dawgs, wait until this Saturday. Go Cocks!
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That’s what I call a dog!
I have two Lhasos. The little girl dog is a great judge of character. If she doesn’t like someone I stop being around that person. She especially hates atheists.
“If the owners let their dog roam the neighborhood unattended and off leash, then they are the reason it is dead. Poor dog seems to have had stupid people.”
The dog died because the neo-fascists in the PD have been trained that any dog approaching them is a life threatening act that justifies deadly force.
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“”She was still moving 30 minutes later and I asked if I could take her to the vet and they said no,” said a neighbor. “And that’s when one of the police officers asked the other police officer to get a tarp and just covered her up.”
There is no reason and no excuse for a dog owner to let their dog do anything off leash or unattended or both.
Doing so is inviting harm to the dog and to others.
They are to blame.
I have had to mace a few dogs in the face because of their idiot owners.
Others carry guns.
Don’t be a menace to your dog by being an inconsiderate and irresponsible jerk.
Unlicensed to boot.
‘Irmo family unhappy officer shot and killed their dog’
Was the above story title used because the title,
‘Irmo family kicks off two week block party in celebration of the killing of their beloved pet dog’, was too long?
Escapes happen, otherwise none of us would have to keep posting “Lost dog” notices on FB or kepp trying to find homes for ‘strays’ who wind up in the pound.
NO fence/leash/kennel/door is 100% failsafe.
Even the best owner in the world can have a slip up.
If you did, how would you feel if a cop shot your ‘scary’ GSD?
I know I’d be absolutely gutted.
In the 1970’s, I had a German shepherd named Duke. He was incredibly intelligent and obedient, and he got along very well with our cats. We have pictures of the huge dog sleeping next to our tiny cat.
“Negative. There is no reason and no excuse for a dog owner to let their dog do anything off leash or unattended or both.
Doing so is inviting harm to the dog and to others. They are to blame.”
That is simple BS used to justify the cowardly actions of your cop friends. Every dog off a leash is not a threat and only a cowardly idiot thinks its ok to shoot any dog that comes their way off-leash. We live in a country full of dogs and their behavior is well understood by just about everyone but coptards who cant tell an attack from a warning bark. In fact what “invites harm” is training cops that it is acceptable to shoot ANYTHING that poses ANY level of threat. Finally, if you want to permanently turn the general public against the police, just keep up the unnecessary dog shooting BS.
It was a dog. The officer had a bullet. What more is there to say? It is better that police practice on dogs than on children.
I do not have a single cop friend, and I never have.
I am a dog lover.
Irresponsible dog owners are dangerous to dogs. I do not know if you know this, but a great many people are incredibly stupid and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near dogs.
The person who owned this dog is one of those.
That’s true that they do, however this dog was known to roam...therefore I am going to assume the owner failed to take proper measures or allowed this to occur as a matter of habit.
If a cop shot my dog because she got out, I would feel worse than I’ve ever felt, because I would feel responsible for it.
I am her keeper. She is my responsibility. If she got out because of a mistake I made and bit a child, that would be my responsibility.
Now, if a cop shot my dog because she was in her yard when he arrived at the wrong house...then I would feel fury.
Any comments on the cops' behavior?
I cannot imagine any reasonable explanation for that at all, and at that point I’d say the cop should be charged with felony cruelty to animals.
Good point Ken. I’ll bet tho that a lot of the little dick fans of the steroided up jackboots will somehow let us all know that the poor suffering dog was STILL a threat.....thus they let it die. My God, when I was a kid, eons ago, the ‘beat’ cops were looked upon as the best men around. We loved ‘em! Now?....Just look what 70 years of the liberal indoctrination has taken us. NOBODY’S pet should be taken from them like this. I wonder what this steroided up thug punk might think if HIS doggy was assassinated......and then try to explain THAT to his children. This old boy is SO sick of these little dick Rambos running around with their wrong door ‘No Knock’ raids and killing pets. Where is it gonna end!!??
I live in crazy land where I have fences inside of fences.
It’s like a Supermax, here.
However, up until the early 90’s, I had no fences and my dogs stayed on their own land.
Ibizans changed all that and the fences came.
Those dogs can jump a 6’ fence from a standstill so my neuroses was born.
For 23 years, I have obsessed over secure fences, collars, leashes, harnesses, door locks, seat belts, windows...all of it.
Now, there’s the added angst of “what if?”, potentially involving some cop.
The world has gone mad and dogs and Christians seem to be preferred targets.
What a great picture. I got a big smile out of those two.
Thank you.....glad you liked it.....and for joining the insomniac dog owners of FR.
That is the part of the article I dearly wish I had not read.
Shot dead is bad enough...left to suffer in agony is simply reprehensible, soulless and egregious.
There is NO excuse for that.
“the insomniac dog owners of FR.”
We need to start a club or sumthin’.
It sounds like you didn't read the article.
I live I the country but off a fairly busy highway connecting several towns. The speed limit on this road is 55, but most people do 60 or 65.
City folks are often abandoning their dogs and cats here, thinking (wrongly) that some farmer will take them in. And people in the country often let their dogs roam free.
The traffic has increased dramatically over these past two decades. The result of all of this is there are a lot of run over and killed dogs and cats along my road.
Saddens me because so many of those could be prevented if the just tied their dogs or took the unwanted pets to the shelter.
I read in the article that they routinely allowed their dog to wonder the neighborhood. That makes them careless.
A wandering dog craps on other people’s property, runs into traffic, terrorizes children by it’s mere presence and scares people who find the animal sniffing them. As a stray, we in the country shoot most all of them since most are drop offs. We do the job in the country while police do it in the city and suburbs’. If you’re tired of your animal, turn it into the pound rather than dropping it off in the country. Ammo is scarce and expensive these days.
No. Its a war on civilians by a new Carabineri/Gendarme/Vopo military force.
I bring them into the yard and track down their [very grateful and relieved] owners or find them new homes if nobody claims them.
I like my way better.
We don’t shoot dogs willy-nilly. If it has a collar then we leash them and call the owner. With the large number of dogs that wander onto the property without a collar, we’d need to start a kennel to house them all. It’s bad enough we have to haul them off to the ‘outback’ area where the bears and coyotes finish them off. It looks like a boneyard there.
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