Tuesday, September 14, 2010

From My Google Alerts- September 12, 2010

A pit bull was shot in the shoulder by police after its owner ordered the dog to attack the police officers. The police were called because Darlene Suzette Taylor allegedly struck her mother during an altercation. Taylor faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The report says Taylor is also charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older for striking her mother, Jonell Lazerte, 79, who told officers Taylor threw her to the ground and struck her in the face during an argument before running out of the house.
A man could not find another home for his dog so he drugged it, suffocated it, and buried it in his backyard. The man now faces jail time for causing the animals death. Darron Goodwin will be sentenced for Bilbos, the dog, death on September 29.
A St. Petersburg police officer shot and killed two leashed dogs on Sunday night; an unleashed, blind Labrador retriever approached the two-leashed dogs and began fighting with one, a Chesapeake Bay retriever. Chris Clark, owner of one of the dogs he was walking, said the dogs' leashes were wrapped around his legs and caused him to fall down, so he grabbed them by the collars. "While I'm still sitting on the ground, I hear, 'Mad dog,' and I've got a gun right next to my head firing and shooting Missy, the Chesapeake retriever. Then he (the cop) comes over and shoots my dog in front of me," Clark said. By that point, the dogs were not fighting anymore and the other dog had moved away, Clark said. The dogs were shot four times, killing both of the leashed dogs. Was that necessary? I have no doubt that the fight could have been easily broken up soon enough. There was no need to shoot those two dogs; in addition, if any dog was going to be shot why not shoot the one that is not on a leash. The bottom line is the use of a gun was not necessary and this cop needs to be taken off duty. He seems a little trigger-happy.
Colerain Township, OH is considering some type of ordinance against pit bulls (despite state law that already targets pit bulls). The next regular meeting of the Colerain Township Board of Trustees is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Colerain Township administrative offices, 4200 Springdale Road, Colerain Township, Ohio 45251
Phone: (513) 385-7500
Fax: (513) 245-6503

A 2-year-old boy is bitten by his grandparents sheepdog and needed 200 stitches. He was petting the dog when it suddenly jumped up and latched onto his face. The dog has been put down but the boy will remain scarred for life.
Police shot and killed a pit bull that was in a home that they served a drug search warrant on in Waterbury.
Terrebonne Parish woman says she shot and killed a neighbor's dog because it was about to attack her child. Police arrested her and booked her on an animal cruelty charge. Watch the video of the news broadcast. I do not know what to think because the woman that shot the dog looks a little Looney herself.

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