Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gov V. Pets...Lock Up Your Dachshunds.

First Chihuahua's, now Miniature Dachshunds. These little guys max out at 11 pounds.

Eleven Pounds.

No wonder cops need tanks these days.

Police chief defends dachshund shooting

A Virginia police chief said an officer followed regulations when he shot and killed a miniature dachshund that growled and ran at him.

Broadfoot said in a release that the officer was returning to his car when "he was surprised by a growling dog running through the yard directly at him from the rear, leaving him with just seconds to consider his options."

The police chief said the dog lunged at the officer.

At some point, the citizens of this town are going to start asking, "Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy the cops some pairs of boots?"

1 comment:

  1. They always say the dog 'lunged' at them. Or looked at them funny. Or whatever.

    My favorite case was a one caught on tape, where the cop pulls into a woman's driveway (to ask directions), her Airedale bounds up to him (in his own yard), and is shot dead within five feet of the officer. If it wasn't on tape, she would have had no proof against the officers word that he was 'afraid the dog was going to attack'. So a dog just running up to an officer counts as 'lunging', and if a cop is scared he MIGHT be attacked, well, that's justification for killing someone pet on their own property for doing what tons of dogs do all the time (run up to people and bark).

    I feel sorry for people with larger dogs, or (god forbid) pit bulls who can't get anyone to believe that their dog wasn't an actual threat before it was shot. It's only when a small dog gets it that this policy gets any kind of critical attention.

    There's a serious problem when a cop's 'first reflex' to a growling Doxie is to bust out a gun and start shooting in a residential neighborhood. What if there were kids in that yard?