my dog was shot by local police

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steve and carol

Melbourne, AR

#1 Apr 2, 2011
our dog had gotten lose (which is a pit bull)she got out of our house, and the local police shot our dog she did not try to bite anyone and our nabours tryed to come over and leash her and the police told him to go home. Then they shot her twice, in our yard. then took her straight to get her cremated, so i didnt even get a chance to bury her. To me that sounds like they where trying to get rid of evidence. Is there anyways we can get justice on this. She was like family please help!! sincerely steve and carol
Nora

Belgium

#2 Apr 2, 2011
If this happened in HSB your lucky they did not shoot you and the wife.Since the mayor is in bed with the So called PD i fear your recourse is limited.
Sky Burchett

Hardy, AR

#3 Apr 2, 2011
hey bubba either way, if you guys can't get justice legally, Ill just throw a fit on this site, and facebook, and any other public site I can find. The cops were WRONG!!!!!!! Its as simple as that, and if they dont like my big mouth, or what I will say and keep saying, well then they shouldnt have shot an innosent dog for doing nothing.
HSB BUBBA

Santa Catarina Ticuá, Mexico

#4 Apr 3, 2011
Sky Burchett wrote:
hey bubba either way, if you guys can't get justice legally, Ill just throw a fit on this site, and facebook, and any other public site I can find. The cops were WRONG!!!!!!! Its as simple as that, and if they dont like my big mouth, or what I will say and keep saying, well then they shouldnt have shot an innosent dog for doing nothing.
The mentality of HSB at work.No wonder the Town is in the shape its in.

Since: Apr 11

Hardy, AR

#5 Apr 3, 2011
wow.. WELL it could not have been BEN this morning
he shot at my moms innocent english bulldog and MISSED..and the neighbor saw him kick her dog twice yeah horseshoe bends finest
then 30 minutes later he came back after she called to file a complaint and wrote her a ticket for burning and having a vicious dog.......
steve and carol

Melbourne, AR

#6 Apr 3, 2011
porkchop74 wrote:
wow.. WELL it could not have been BEN this morning
he shot at my moms innocent english bulldog and MISSED..and the neighbor saw him kick her dog twice yeah horseshoe bends finest
then 30 minutes later he came back after she called to file a complaint and wrote her a ticket for burning and having a vicious dog.......
we need to get together on this and not letting these police do what they want. when they shot our dog they shot her in Our front yard in front of kids and everyone else that was outside. Then they took her to burn her so we didn't even have the chance to bury her!!!She did get out or someone was trying to break in not sure which, but she let my 4 year old son ride on her back for gosh sake and loved to lick anyone and everyone she was just an amazing dog the most loyal best friend i had ever had i have two boys and she was the daughter i never had. She was a part of our family!! I cant let her death go on like this. they didnt even try to catch her or give us a warning or anything just shot her simply because she was a pit. I want revenge i am feeling like we need the town to come together and stop letting cops try to run our life. the way they killed my dog would b just like if i or someone had murdered one of there family members!!! What comes around goes around mo-fo's just because some NOT all cops think they have a gun there better than us CIVILLIANS well i have news for there trigger happy @$$'s that think there sh*t dont stink well i gots news for them they messed with my baby girl and i will have revenge!! i have had her for 5 years and she was always the best dog never had a mean bone in her she was the sweetest always taking care of my 4 year old and 10 month old now noone is here to defend the house or my family maybe that was the idea someone had get rid of the dog then my house is easy pray!!! we shall see about that!
David

Korea

#7 Apr 3, 2011
steve and carol wrote:
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we need to get together on this and not letting these police do what they want. when they shot our dog they shot her in Our front yard in front of kids and everyone else that was outside. Then they took her to burn her so we didn't even have the chance to bury her!!!She did get out or someone was trying to break in not sure which, but she let my 4 year old son ride on her back for gosh sake and loved to lick anyone and everyone she was just an amazing dog the most loyal best friend i had ever had i have two boys and she was the daughter i never had. She was a part of our family!! I cant let her death go on like this. they didnt even try to catch her or give us a warning or anything just shot her simply because she was a pit. I want revenge i am feeling like we need the town to come together and stop letting cops try to run our life. the way they killed my dog would b just like if i or someone had murdered one of there family members!!! What comes around goes around mo-fo's just because some NOT all cops think they have a gun there better than us CIVILLIANS well i have news for there trigger happy @$$'s that think there sh*t dont stink well i gots news for them they messed with my baby girl and i will have revenge!! i have had her for 5 years and she was always the best dog never had a mean bone in her she was the sweetest always taking care of my 4 year old and 10 month old now noone is here to defend the house or my family maybe that was the idea someone had get rid of the dog then my house is easy pray!!! we shall see about that!
More then likely this wont help but you can file a formal Complaint with the Arkansas Attorney General!
steve and carol

Melbourne, AR

#8 Apr 3, 2011
Thanks we didn't think of that we so appreciate it!
u were there

Ash Flat, AR

#9 Apr 4, 2011
just wondering if anyone here commenting was there to actually witness this, and if you were monitoring the police radio you would know that ben was dispatched to the residence by HSB dispatcher because a NEIGHBOR CALLED IN TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM BURNING ON A SUNDAY which is not allowed. Ben reported to dispatch about this dog attacking him. He also reported that the dog would live to fight another day. CONTROL YOUR PETS,they may not be as friendly to others as they are with your family.
bad weekend for dogs

Camp, AR

#10 Apr 4, 2011
Kinda messed up how a day of burning turns into a officer drawing his weapon firing it with women and kids dog only lived cause he couldnt hit it lol i agree totally control your pets but hsb has animal control they should have been called before a gun was ... Police Officers should lead by example.. This is not the type of leadership kids should have to see
Sky Burchett

Imboden, AR

#11 Apr 4, 2011
It doesnt matter how the situation came about. The simple fact is, the dog did not bite anyone. So let me get this straight. This officer is responsible for an attack on two dogs? Doesn't matter, a WARNING would have sufficed. Calling the pound, telling them to take the dog out of city limits, any one of those would have been better then drawing your gun in public, and taking a pets life. People hear the name pitbul and they think "oh lets get rid of it" Okay I get it that there have been storries about pitbulls killing kids and people, but Ill bet if you took a closer damn look at dog attacks you would see that other dogs are also responsible for the deaths of people. Its not the pitbulls its the parents who let big dogs around their children unattended in the first place. So now pitbulls have a bad name because they are much stronger, and wilder dogs. People are ignorant and narrow minded. You watch ALL big dogs closly around your children. So a cop comes to the residence, and diamond just happened to get out because steve and carols residence door had been damaged while they were away(from the outside) and that means that the dog should be shot?!!! Steve and carol, were you guys burning on a sunday, or was it some other residence that was doing that. If it was some other residence I dont see how a dog should have died because the cops had to come out to your neighbors, if it was you guys, well you havent lived in HSB very long, how were you to know you were not supposed to burn on sundays. Besided apparently it doesnt matter that she was a pit, but simply that she was a dog considering there was another case like this with the same officer. Violence should always be the very last option. It was not in this case. Violence was the first rout they took, which is not only unprofessional, but it just goes to show the ignorance we are surrounded with.

Since: Apr 11

Mountain Home, AR

#12 Apr 4, 2011
CALL TOM GARNER and make an appointment to see him regarding animal cruelty and to the officer that killed your dog.
Tom has to issue a warrant for the officer arrest and if he doesn't do this, then Tom Garner is in violation. then if this is to happen we take it to the attorney general.
we all need to find out when the city council is meeting and address this issue.
ThatsWhat

Ash Flat, AR

#13 Apr 4, 2011
steve and carol wrote:
Thanks we didn't think of that we so appreciate it!
Ok first of all is that your land they shot your dog on? Did they have a warrent? Have you been ticketed 4 a dog @ large? A police officer can not come on your land unless they have been called. Have you gone to the police station to get a report? A police officer can not take anything from you without telling you and when they do a report has to be filed. HSB has a pound why wasn't they pound involed? And can ANYONE prove this HSB "law" saying no pitbuls allowed? Were you aware of any such law IF there is one? Sounds to me that you have a very good law suit on your hands! I am a pitbul owner and proud to be a pitbul owner! They are great dogs ! Yes some bite but thats goes with every dog! And if your dog was KILLED just because of how it looks what is going them to stop from killing people because of how they look! And HSB has no where to burn animals! I can and will do my best to help you if all that you are saying is true! And what is this policemans name?
meeeeeeeoooooow

Cherokee Village, AR

#14 Apr 4, 2011
I think the police did what they had to do because the pit bull , a dog bred for fighting ,was probably a threat...dogs behave as they are treated but one day my pit bull got a funny expression on his face,got up off my couch and attacked me when I was bent over picking up something off the floor in my living room back in '78....I need many stiches on my leg and was fortunate to be near the fireplace where I picked up a poker and began beating the dog.............meanwhile my husband grabbed his .357 and shot the devil in the head.
sorry for your loss

Camp, AR

#15 Apr 4, 2011
meeeeeeeoooooow wrote:
I think the police did what they had to do because the pit bull , a dog bred for fighting ,was probably a threat...dogs behave as they are treated but one day my pit bull got a funny expression on his face,got up off my couch and attacked me when I was bent over picking up something off the floor in my living room back in '78....I need many stiches on my leg and was fortunate to be near the fireplace where I picked up a poker and began beating the dog..........meanwhile my husband grabbed his .357 and shot the devil in the head.
gotta have a hater huh dog was no threat niebhor offers to get dog cop refuse 2 cops shot then hauls off dog dog shot 2 times which means it suffered so when the cops show up at your place and shoots your cat you wont have a problem???? get your head out of your arse and just think it could have been your meoooooow because it looked hostile
steve and carol

Melbourne, AR

#16 Apr 4, 2011
Yes they was on our land. No they didn't have a warrant. No we have not been ticketed for a dog at large she had gotten out because our back door was kicked in. When we called they said "it was to late they done cremated her". No we did not Know about any laws, and no we where not notified in anyway. Besides our neighborers telling us she was shot, and the pool of blood left in our yard. We just moved here and we rent. Also there are many pit bulls around here so we didn't think it would be a problem and our land lord knew we had her she saw her the day before. Also to meow I have had my dog for 5 years and she has never showed a sign of agression except to growl if someone just tryed to walk in and the only thing she would do then is growl she has never bit she has always showed concern for someone who is sick or hurt and was always checking on the crying baby. I have two disagree about all pit bulls being a devil dog. I believe any dog can turn, they have bad days just as you and i, just they have teeth!
steve and carol

Melbourne, AR

#17 Apr 4, 2011
hey thanks for your comment it's people like you that we need on our side!! Also your comment make us smile so that was much needed! Thank you again
NY Pride

Cortland, NY

#18 Apr 4, 2011
Let me please clear something up. There were 2 seperate incidents involving dogs, apparently by the same officer. The first incident occured when the officer responded to a woman burning on Sunday. The officer got out of his car and walked around his car towards the dog, an english bulldog. The dog was sitting next to a little girl. The officer then began kicking and swinging his arms at the dog. The dog did nothing in response. The officer then drew his gun and began shooting at the dog....WITH THE LITTLE GIRL STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOG BEING FIRED AT!!!! Only after acting like a jackass did this officer approach the elderly woman for the reason he was there to begin with. The officer then left and returned only after a complaint was made to the department. And only then did this officer write tickets.... To the woman that lost her dog from a nonsensical act of animal cruelty, I am truely sorry for your loss. I suffered a loss of my cousin from a pitbull attack. Although there was much more to the story, my cousin died as a result from being attacked by the dog. I harbor no ill feelings towards pitbulls as I agree that any animal no matter the breed is a product of how they are raised!! I also agree that even being raised in a loving home any animal can attack for a variety of reasons! I agree with Porkchop and the woman that lost her dog that justice needs to be served. PLEASE DON'T LET THIS GO! GET THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE!!!! Let that officer come up here to NY and act like that....now that would be the justice you all deserve!!!!
steve and carol

Melbourne, AR

#19 Apr 4, 2011
i would like like to meet pork chop, and any other people who might have a say in this. We have kait8 coming up and we need all the support we can get!!! Ny Pride we thank you for the uplifting comment you made. Everytime someone leaves a pos comment about this animal cruelty it makes us that much stronger in our fight to get justice for diamonds death!! She deserves that much for all the happy memorys she gave us

Since: Apr 11

Mountain Home, AR

#20 Apr 5, 2011
steve and carol wrote:
i would like like to meet pork chop, and any other people who might have a say in this. We have kait8 coming up and we need all the support we can get!!! Ny Pride we thank you for the uplifting comment you made. Everytime someone leaves a pos comment about this animal cruelty it makes us that much stronger in our fight to get justice for diamonds death!! She deserves that much for all the happy memorys she gave us
i work, but i am home everyday around 1pm, depending on the day BUT YES i will meet you anywhere, anytime, just let me know ..
thanks

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