Update Graphic Image:Sudbury Man Sentenced In Dog Shooting

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“Is that all that dogs life is worth, a measly $2,000 & 5 year ban on owning another dog…what a load of crap & what if the next dog pisses him off & he decides to shoot him too!! Poor Buddy had over 50 pellets taken out of his face & neck back in March…I think the sentencing on this case is so F-ing wrong…it stinks!!” R.I.P Buddy x (sorry playing catch up)

Follow up on story Nov 5th: Sudbury judge hands down sentence in high-profile ‘Buddy’ case after Simeon Smith makes guilty plea

Buddy, a German Shepherd mix dog, was found on the side of a Sudbury, Ont. area road after sustaining gun shot wounds to the face. He was rescued and treated at Walden Animal Hospital, but later died from heart failure. (Walden Animal Hospital)

A Sudbury area man has been given a $2,000 fine and a five-year ban on owning a dog after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.

On Monday morning, the case of Buddy — a German Shepherd mixed-breed dog found shot in the face and neck and left to die on the side of a St. Charles area road — was put to rest in a Sudbury court room.

 Simeon Smith did not appear in court for his sentencing, but earlier pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in the shooting of the dog in March.

The dog later died of heart failure in an animal hospital.

Smith was charged with four counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA act, including one count each of causing the animal to be in distress, permitting the animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention and failing to humanely kill an animal.

Justice Pierre Leclerc issued the fine and the ban, along with a stipulation the SPCA may investigate his property during the five-year dog ownership ban

News Link:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/11/05/sby-buddy-dog-sentencing.html

“The following petition is still live, even though the person above was caught?”


Investigators Looking To Find Those Responsible For Dog Found Buried Shot & Buried Allive

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“Come on friends, if you think you have any information no matter how irrelative you think it might be, please contact the number below. This is a particularly nasty & violent crime, somebody wanted that poor dog to die a slow miserable death, anyone that can do that to a dog is a danger to society in general; evil bxxxxxd’s…watch video’s below!”

Animal Services in Hillsborough County, Florida are asking for the community’s help to find the person responsible for committing a horrible crime to a 2-year-old pit bull mix breed. The dog, who investigators have named Phoebe, was found buried up to her neck in sand and shot twice. It’s a miracle that she is alive.

On October 29th the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call reporting shots fired at a vacant home.

Deputies arrived on the scene to find Phoebe buried alive in the backyard. Phoebe was rescued with the help of Animal Services officers. “What they saw was a dog, her head protruding from the ground still alive,” said Animal Services investigation manager Pam Perry. “The dog was whimpering. It appeared from the area in the backyard. There were blood trail. There was also blood coming from the dog’s head.”

Phoebe was brought to the emergency vet where she spent a week recovering. She not only had her gun shot wounds to recover from, but she weighed only 30 pounds. “It’s a miracle that this dog is even alive,” said Perry. Phoebe has survived and is putting weight on, but she will still need some time to completely recover from her injuries. Once she is recovered she will be looking for a good home.

Investigators are appealing to the community to please come forward with any information that they may have about this incident. The only lead they have received so far is from a neighbour who has seen teenagers hanging out at the vacant home. “Anyone please, please come forward. You can remain anonymous,” said Perry. If you have information you are asked to call Hillsborough Animal Services at (813) 744-5660.

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/11/investigators-looking-for-those-responsible-for-dog-found-shot-and-buried-alive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Discretion Advised Live leak Video:-http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6c5_1353198278

ABC Video:-http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_hillsborough/two-year-old-dog-shot-twice-in-the-head-and-burried-up-to-its-neck-but-survives#ixzz2CWtwlvAq

Menino Pledges Strict Muzzle Law On Pit Bulls

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A day after police shot one of two loose pit bulls they say “terrorized” an East Boston neighbourhood  attacking a boy and killing a cat, Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed to resurrect a city pit bull muzzling rule that will be fixed next month when a state law takes effect that bans breed-specific legislation.

“We’re going to continue to press for legislation that will deal with the issues of putting pit bulls in the city of Boston. … They do need a special law. … Pit bulls have that little strain in them that are vicious,” Menino said, calling it “ridiculous” that state legislators acted to override the Hub’s 2004 pit bull ordinance and similar lawsin Lowell, Winthrop and elsewhere.

ROUNDED UP: Mayor Thomas M. Menino vows strict rules on pit bulls despite the current law getting cleared off the books on Nov. 1. Below, a pit bull is loaded into a van after going on a rampage Friday in East Boston.

The city’s doomed pit bull control law requires owners to register their dogs, muzzle them in public, post “beware of dog” signs and limit them to two per household.

Boston Animal Control Director Mark Giannangelo could not say yesterday whether the two pit bulls that escaped a Sumner Street apartment Friday were registered.

Bruin, the dog police shot, and the other dog, Max, which was corralled by cops, are being held until a city hearing to determine their fate, which under state law could be as severe as having the dogs killed or as light as having them returned to their owner.

Backers of the law that revamped state animal control codes, which goes into effect Nov. 1, argue Boston’s pit bull muzzle rule has not reduced dog bites.

“The ordinance is still in place and didn’t prevent this incident. Breed-specific ordinances don’t work,” said Kara Holmquit, the MSPCA’s director of advocacy. “To truly prevent dog bites, a comprehensive dangerous dog law that is well-enforced needs to be embraced.”

State Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), who sponsored the law and called Friday’s attack “horrible,” said there are provisions in the state law to deal with dangerous dogs that don’t discriminate by breed.

“I really want to protect people against dangerous dogs. I believe what we did is a good solution for that,” Jehlen said.

But City Councilor Robert Consalvo, who penned the city’s pit bull law and now may seek a home-rule petition to exempt the Hub from the ban on breed-specific laws, said a pit bull’s vice-like jaws and history of being bred as a fighting dog make it more dangerous.

“I get that poodles bite. But if a poodle or beagle bites me, I can defend myself,” he said. “A pit bull’s a much more aggressive attack.”

Video & News Link:-http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20221007menino_pledges_strict_muzzle_law_on_pit_bulls/

Judge Upholds Verdict Awarding Over $60,000 To Family Whose Dog Was Shot By Police Officer

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The verdict has been upheld in the case of the shooting of Brandi, a chocolate lab, by police officers.

Back in April the jury had awarded $620,000 to the Jenkins family, $20,000 for


veterinary bills and $600,000 for mental anguish, pain and suffering. The judge did reduce the veterinary bills award to $7,500 due to the fact Maryland law caps damages at that amount. The upholding of the $600,000 for emotional damages is huge not only for the Jenkins family but for the law starting to view pets not just as property.

The shooting incident occurred back on January 9, 2010 when police officers came to the Jenkins’ home with a civil warrant for their son, who no longer lived at the resident.

Brandi bound out of the house to meet the officers when Deputy Timothy Brooks shot her. Brandi didn’t even get within three feet of the officer and had stopped barking when she was shot.

Brandi did survive the shooting but will need extensive ongoing medical care. Brooks was found to have unconstitutionally shot and grievously wounded the dog by the jury. In addition Brooks along with Deputy Nathan Rector were found to have unconstitutionally and illegally entered the Jenkins’ home. The two officers entered the home without permission after the Jenkins had left to rush Brandi to the veterinarian.

Cary Hansel, attorney for the Jenkins was very happy with the result not only for what was awarded to the Jenkins but because of what the case means for the legal community. “It’s one of the first cases in Maryland to recognize that pets are family members and not property.” Normally, cases involving property would not be permitted to award emotional damages.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/judge-upholds-verdict-awarding-over-600000-to-family-whose-dog-was-shot-by-a-police-officer/


Miracle Dog Survivies And Is Adopted After Being Shot In The Head

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A stray Kansan dog found himself a home last weekend after narrowly escaping death.  The Shepherd mix, named Titan, had been wandering around the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm in Harper county.

“He was just hanging around, and people were giving him scraps of lunch and whatever else,” crew member Stephanie Babcock said.  “He was just a sweetheart of a dog.”

Then Titan vanished.  A few days later he returned, badly wounded.  He had been shot in the head, and the bullet traveled through his mouth, tongue and throat.  Babcock called a veterinarian.  Surgery to remove the bullet and repair damages was successful, but Titan is now blind in his right eye.

It is unknown who shot Titan, or why.  But through this misfortune shines a ray of happiness.  Babcock contacted local news stations with his story.  Soon, a Wichita family heard and decided they wanted to adopt him.

“I have a soft spot for canines,” said Summer Magyar.  “Seeing the pictures and hearing the story were heartbreaking.”

“I see this wonderful, wonderful dog,” 15-year-old Ryan said.  “He’s so playful, and he’s so friendly.”

A fund for Titan’s medical procedures and future bills has been established at the Swaney Veterinary Clinic in Kingman, KS.  Any extra money will be donated to the local Humane Society.

Video & News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/miracle-dog-survives-and-is-adopted-after-being-shot-in-the-head/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29


Deputy: Rogers County dog death not animal cruelty

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“This all sounds a bit fishy to me, where when & how did Jetta’s legs become bound? If he found her, why didn’t he contact animal control, instead of leaving her in a ditch! He had no right to shoot her, how did he know if she could have made it…was he a vet? We have seen miracles before of dogs at death’s door, bouncing back! My gut instinct tells me it’s not what it seems to be!”

The Rogers County Sheriff’s Department says the death of Jetta the dog, does not appear to be from abuse.

Rogers County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jerry Smittle says a man, whose name has not been released, came forward and told authorities his side of the story.

Smittle says the man told deputies he found a dog seriously injured from an apparent motor vehicle accident near his Winganon, Okla. property.

The man said he tried to help, but the animal snapped at him. Investigators say the man then explained he did what he thought was best, choosing to shoot the wounded dog.

Smittle says the man admitted to moving its body into a ditch away from his home, but refuted earlier reports he tied up and dragged the animal with his vehicle.

Rogers County authorities made the announcement of the man’s confession Tuesday. No arrest was made.

On Saturday, Jetta was found lying on the ground about a mile from her home. Rogers County deputies initially said the animal was dragged to death behind a vehicle after her legs were bound together with steel baling wire.

The dog’s death sparked a social media outcry, even gaining the attention of former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboy head coach Barry Switzer. Switzer doubled the reward pledged by followers of Wild Heart Ranch’s Facebook page , the Humane Society of United States of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Alliance for animals.

News Link:-http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/deputies-say-rogers-county-dog-death-not-animal-cruelty#ixzz25j30nDl5


Photos: Star, The Dog Shot By Cop In East Village, Is Okay!

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“AT last…news on Star, who thankfully & miraculously is alive (despite some saying she was killed) & recovering well. I don’t think for one moment this dog was of a vicious nature, she was only protecting her owner, who was having some type of seizure. Witnesses who knew both the dog & owner stated that Star was often off a leash, now you couldn’t walk through the streets with a vicious dog off a leash could you? They also said that Lech & star were inseparable; since he rescued her, so I’m wondering why Lech Stankiewicz has not come forward to collect ownership, I wonder if the police have been in contact with him since he was hospitalized at the scene? I worry this devoted dog could end up somewhere she shouldn’t if someone doesn’t offer her a home!”

Almost two weeks ago the NYPD shot a dog in broad daylight in the East Village.

Here she is: Star the dog is improving, and recovering every day. (Courtesy of Animal Care & Control)

The dog, named Star, was found barking near her owner, who was passed out and was believed to be having a seizure on the sidewalk. One witness told us, “The dog was protecting the owner, that’s what it does.” When the NYPD arrived on the scene, Star continued barking and running around, and presumably believing she was dangerous, an officer shot herthere is graphic video of the shooting —and then pepper-sprayed her.

Via Eddie Huang.

Star miraculously survived the point-blank shot, and has been at Animal Care & Control since, but her status has been unknown—until now. This morning Richard Gentles told us that Star “is improving, [but] she’s still resting and not up for visitors at this time.”

Gentles tells us Star was officially released to Animal Care & Control yesterday at 8 p.m. “Her owner had until that day and time to reclaim her but since he didn’t ownership was legally transferred to AC&C.” Until last night, the AC&C couldn’t provide information because of this, but now that she has been released to them, they are free to place her and disclose her status. (Star’s owner is believed to be Lech Stankiewicz, who has not been reported to have been seen since the day of the shooting.)

Since her arrival on August 13th, Gentles says they’ve “ensured that she has received proper veterinary care and attention.” Additionally, her medical bills, which have already amounted to nearly $10,000, will be paid for through donations to AC&C’s Special Treatment and Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Fund.

Once she is through recovering, they will “ultimately transfer ownership of Star and her continued care to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals” (specifically AC&C’s New Hope partner, where homes are found for unwanted animals).

We will update once Star leaves the hospital and that happens. It’s expected she’ll be put up for adoption—but Gentles says no one has expressed interest in being her human (yet)!

News Link:http://gothamist.com/2012/08/25/photos_star_the_dog_shot_by_a_cop_i.php

Read this account of what happened:http://observer.com/2012/08/dog-shot-14th-street-08132012/

“We see this dog outside of KFC every day. It’s usually a nice dog. [The dog and its owner] don’t bother anyone. Everyone in this restaurant [Baohaus] knows this. If it was a cop from the neighborhood, they would know that guy. He’s there every day”



10-day Hold Ends On Star The Dog Shot By NYPD – Public Concern Continues

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“Thank goodness for this story, as I was going crazy trying to find out if the dog was actually killed at the scene or was taken to hospital…all reports at the time were conflicting, as I wrote in the original article below! I understand the cops were scared of the dog, but you don’t provoke it by kicking its owner…they should have got some chicken or a burger to distract it, while they attended Stankiewicz. Perhaps all the NYPD should have some training to deal with matters like this, so that next time, no guns have to be drawn!”

The 10-day hold ended today for Star the dogthat was shot last week by an NYPD officer and was taken to the NYC Animal Care and Control (ACC).

The end of the 10-day hold means, that if Star’s owner Lech Stankiewicz, did not come forward to claim her, she now becomes the property of ACC.

Star, shot by police

With ACC refusing to give the public regular updates and pictures on Stars progress like most rescues and shelters do; and conflicting reports surfacing on her survival and her emergency care; the public is wondering if this is shaping into a “good old fashion conspiracy.”

In one of the most bazarre stories over an animal case to come out of New York, Star the dog is quickly becoming a drama that should be labeled “the X-file.”

The day of the shooting the New York Observer took a statement from a police source that stated, “The dog died after the officer shot it a single time.” The next dayspokesman for ACC stated the dog is in “stable condition.” The police source was a little less optimistic, though and stated, “Last time we checked, it was still alive, though the prognosis wasn’t very good.

Anne Camperlino Dunleavy Cicchino, just one of the concerned citizens questioning the ACC, stated today, “Has anyone physically seen Star? Cicchino went on to state, “I don’t think anyone has seen her yet, and if she’s supposedly getting medical care at the shelter that in itself concerns me. Not even an attorney from the Lexus project has seen her? Are they going to tell us she didn’t make it but fought hard when they feel things have quieted down because they don’t want us to know now that she is already dead? What is the problem here with someone seeing her?”

Sinthya Sommora another concerned citizen that is trying hard to follow Star’s case, stated, “This has been a strange case, makes you wonder about the things that go bump in the night!”

Sommora went on to state, “Well the 10-day hold is over, so what next? Time to make some noise; we have waited and understood the legal part of this, being Star had a 10 day owner claim hold on her, but now what? Seek and You Shall Find!”

Sommora and Cicchino’s comments seem to sum up the public’s questions surrounding Star’s case.

The ACC’s silence and lack of proof of Star’s survival is making this a conspiracy in the public’s eye that could make it into an episode of the X-files; it is leaving them with the impression “I want to believe,” but the public wants “the truth.”

More Examiner articles : snippets from each!

The gun shot heard across the web-the shooting of Star the dog

East Village, NY, Lech Stankiewicz 29, described by his friends as a drifter from Poland, adopted Star who had been abused, from a local animal shelter. Stankiewicz and Star bonded quickly.

Stankiewicz is a known epileptic which is aggravated by his drug and alcohol use, according to his friends. People in the area knew to leave Stankiewicz alone when he was passed out, because Star is protective and aware of his vulnerable state.

Johnny Rodriguez, who was visiting the Eye and Ear Infirmary nearby, said he and three other people alerted nearby police officers that Stakiewicz was in danger of being hit by traffic. “He was having a seizure, I saw him lying down on the ground and his head was twitching and shaking.”

The two officers who responded, called for backup and walked up to Stakiewicz, when the officers verbal commands failed to arouse Stakiewicz, the officers started lightly kicking him to jar him awake; the officers did not know Stakiewicz was having an epileptic seizure.

Two more officers show up to the scene and assisted in controlling the crowd that was forming.

Instead of calling the ambulance, they started kicking him,” said lower East Side resident Aida Feliciano.

“The homeless guy looked like he was having a seizure, the dog started acting defensive,” said Christian Pimentel, 21. “The dog started barking at the officer.”

“I told one of the cops, “Hey, that dog is growling, be careful, “ Rodriguez stated.

Alejandro Cararubia, 28, who works at a nearby restaurant, saw the shooting. “The dog barked and jumped at the cop. The cop shot her in self-defense,” Cararubia said.

After the officer shot Star in the head, the officer to his left proceeded to pepper spray Star, which caused her screams to intensify.

“Passersby on the block, including small children, began to cry at the sight of the bloodied animal,” Pimentel said.

The dog was just defending her owner and the cops shot her in the head,” said deli clerk Ines Pauling.

“If you kick the dog’s owner, the dog is obviously going to attack,” said Alan Crosby, 40, who saw the attack.

Star laid in the middle of the street with a bullet in her head and pepper spray burning her face and wound for over 10 minutes before a catch pole was placed around her neck and she was forced to her feet.

Stakiewicz received no medical aid for over 10 minute. Not one official came to his aid even after Star was shot.

Stakiewicz and the two officers involved in the, were taken to Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries. The officer received care for Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Stankiewicz was ultimately arrested on an open warrant charge

Lexus project releases update on Star the dog shot by NYPD

“Lexus project released this statement about Star earlier today; “We know that so many of you are concerned, worried and outraged about Star. This is an update and although I know you want more but please respect this is all we are permitted to say at this time. Star is very much alive and receiving medical care and holding her own. We will update as soon as we are permitted to. Thank you for your support and understanding”

The Lexus project was founded in 2009 after a high prey greyhound named Lexus was declared a vicious dog. Lexus sat on death row in a Rhode Island kill shelter waiting to be put down. Robin Mittasch read her story and asked her husband Richard Rosenthal, an attorney to motion for her release.

The Lexus project is now a law firm for dogs. They provide legal defense on a case by case basis for dogs they believe are improperly or unfairly facing dangerous dog designations or euthanasia.

Questions surround Star the dog shot by NYPD

” The next day, Richard Gentles, a press representative for ACC, told DNA Info.com “The dog is being provided medical care by the ACC and is in a stable condition at this time.”

Sasha Sabbeth, one of the many Star supporters that are concerned about the dog’s welfare and medical treatment, told Examiner, “I have been working fervently along with many others to find pit bull rescues that will assure that she is getting complete proper medical care. Star has had at least one bullet in her head now for five days.

“The rescue, Smilin’ Pit Bull, one of the rescues contacted by Sabbeth, was informed by an ACC contact, that he can’t pick up Star because she is not at ACC. The rescue had been told by his ACC contact that Star had been taken to an offsite clinic in their STAR program.”

When Sabbeth shared this information with her many rescue contacts, their reactions became split to this information. Some animal advocate and rescue groups believe that she is still at ACC and that ACC is using Star for their fundraising agenda depriving Star of the in depth medical care that she needs.

Others animal advocate and rescue groups believe that ACC might have her at an offsite clinic because she is such a high profile dog. “However, if it is true that Star is in an offsite clinic, it does not mean that she is receiving the high level, emergency medical care that she needs.” Sabbeth stated.

In other critical care animal stories, whether from abuse or accident, other shelters, rescues, and vet clinics, gladly share the progress and condition of the animal. With Star, there is suspicious secrecy, lack of cooperation, and insufficient information to make the public, confident that Star is being given every chance to recover from this assault. Sabbeth stated, “I am profoundly concerned, as are many around the country and perhaps the world who watch the news video and experienced the five minutes of unconscionable agony that this dog was forced to endure without help or concern from anyone.”

“I have spent hours, and hours, contacting rescues, police, ASPCA and HSUS, as have many others as we are all looking for Star, attempting to get Star into the right medical hands versus being in the hands of politics and hidden agendas.” Sabbeth told the Examiner, “I feel as though I am wading through a strategy of smoke and mirrors mobilized by ACC with an End Game that is at Star’s expense. I don’t want Star to be another martyr as was the dog, Lennox, in Belfast, Ireland.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/10-day-hold-ends-on-star-the-dog-and-the-public-concern-continues?cid=db_articles


Disturbing video: Police shoot and kill a dog in East Village, New York

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New York, August 16, 2012:- A police officer shot a dog and killed it in East Village neighborhood of New York, when the animal attacked as he was trying to defend his owner who had suffered seizures and was lying on the floor.

A witness said he saw a person lying in the street suffering from convulsions and told the police.

The officers tried to assist the man, but the dog didn’t let them to approach to his owner, who was identified as Lech Stankiewicz, and he was a beggar known as Pollock.

The Pitbull breed dog called Star felt threatened and attacked one of the officers, who did not hesitate to shoot in front of a huge number of people walking on the site.

The dog did not die instantly, but it was shouting a few seconds to lose his life. People were shocked and reproached the officer why he did it.

News Link:http://m24digital.com/en/2012/08/16/disturbing-video-police-shoot-and-kill-a-dog-east-village-new-york/

More Detailed News – Viewer Discretion Advised re pictures:-

“I’m not quite sure which is correct regards the dog, above link says it died but in link below it says the following…”

“The dog survived the gunshots and is recovering at the Animal Care and Control facility on East 110th Street.”


NY – Cop Shoots Dog In East Village – Viewer Discretion is Advised

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A man who witnessed the police shooting of a dog in the East Village yesterday says that the pit bull mix named Star first snapped at a woman before turning on police. “[The police] were telling people standing around to get back, but a lady was standing behind the passed out-guy got a little too close, so the dog nips at her.” Here’s video of the whole disturbing incident. [Warning: the graphic video below does show the dog getting shot.]: Johnny Rodriguez, who was visiting the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary nearby, said he and three other people alerted nearby police officers that the owner of the dog was in danger of being hit by traffic. “He was having a seizure, I saw him lying down on the ground and his head was twitching and shaking.” The two officers who responded called for backup (“I guess they didn’t have the training or something”) and the dog began growling as officers approached the man.

“I told one of the cops, ‘Hey, that dog is growling, be careful,’ because they were getting pretty close,” Rodriguez says. “I used to have a pit bull and that’s just how they are, they protect their owners.” Rodriguez thought that one woman had placed herself too closely behind the man as she was observing what was happening. “It grabbed her pants, but it didn’t bite her, then the dog starts running at the cop.”

Contrary to previous reports, Rodriguez, who lives in Bay Ridge, says that police used mace only after the dog was shot. “If they used it, I didn’t see it, I was there the whole time though.” You can see the officer on the right discharge his mace shortly after the dog is shot. Rodriguez says officers took him to the 9th Precinct where they uploaded his video “for evidence.” Rodriguez adds that he did not witness police kick the man or use physical force to attempt to rouse him.

“It’s a tragedy, but I may have done the same thing that the cop did. If you got a pit bull coming at you, I don’t know if you stand there and get bit or use your gun,” Rodriguez says. “The dog was protecting the owner, that’s what it does.”

Star is still alive and remains in the care of the Animal Care & Control facility on East 110th Street. Attempts to locate Star’s owner have been unsuccessful so far. The Local East Village spoke to friends of the dog’s owner, who police identify as Lech Stankiewicz, and they said that Star has a history of being overprotective of Stankiewicz.

“Most of us figured out that when he’s passed out, whether he’s overdosing or not, leave him alone,” the friend, Brandon Verna, said. “If he’s going to die, call an ambulance and have them deal with it because no one wants to get 

Family dog shot and killed after Fort Worth police officer responds to the wrong house

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“I think the police are getting a bit trigger happy when it comes to dogs. I understand if their going to a house with potential crack heads & a yard full of pit-bulls! But to mistake a border collie for a pit-bull…well, he needs glasses because those dogs don’t look alike in any way shape or form, check out the pictures I added for reference” If the police are worried then why don’t they carry a tranquilizer or stun gun as well as their usual gun, for instances like this?? It would then give either the police or the owner the option to take further action!”  

Fort Worth, Texas— Cindy and Mark Boling are trying to understand why their dog, Lillie, a Border colliemix they’ve had for five years is now dead — shot and killed in their own yard by a Fort Worth police officer.

For reference this is a Border Collie Dog

“He literally has ripped our hearts out”, Cindy Boling said.

Saturday afternoon, the couple had just returned home from shopping and was unloading their truck. The back gate was open and Lillie and the couple’s other dog, Gracie, were in the driveway with them.

The couple says a Fort Worth police officer showed up and was walking toward the house. The dogs went to meet him.

“I started saying yelling my dogs don’t bite please don’t hurt them. They’re going to come down and just greet you and I’ll grab them up and put them in the backyard, Boling said.

Mark caught up to Gracie but Lillie ran up on the porch where the officer was standing.

For reference this is a Pit Bull

They say within seconds the officer pulled out his pistol and shot Lillie in the back.

“My dog was standing there looking like I got a new friend and he turned and shot her in the back”, Mark Boling said.

The dog ran to the backyard where she died within minutes.

The officer was at the house by mistake. He was sent to 4917 Norma Street on a copper theft call. But instead, he showed up two blocks away at the Boling’s address which is 4717.

Sylvia Benavides is a neighbor of the Bolings and came to the scene after hearing the gunshot.

“I guess the officer that had shot Lillie I heard him say to the other one he said I was at the wrong house. I shot their dog and he said I thought it was a pit bull“, Benavides said.

The Bolings say they didn’t get an apology and don’t expect to get one, but they do want answers so this doesn’t happen to someone else.

“My main concern is if he’s going to shoot an animal like that how is he going to react then in a real situation with a weapon”, Mark Boling said.

“We did everything in the world always to protect our girls. We never accounted for a man walking up our driveway with a gun and killing out little girl, our little Lillie”, Cindy Boling said.

Here’s what Officer Daniel Segura with the Forth Worth Police Department had to say about the shooting:

“The officer responded as an assist unit in the investigation of a copper theft offense that occurred in the 4900 Block on Norma st. The assist officer started looking for suspects in the surrounded area from the offense location; he stopped at 4717 Norma where he made contact with an adult male, the officer waited by the driveway when suddenly two dogs started barking at the officer and in an aggressive manner charged towards his direction. The officer ran towards a pillar and asked the male repeatedly to call back the dogs. The officer jumped on top of the pillar and continued pleading the male to call the dogs back. As the dogs were getting closer to attack/bite the officer, the officer fired his duty weapon striking the dog closest to him.

No arrests were made in reference to the copper theft call.”

News Link:-http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-family-dog-shot-and-killed-after-fort-worth-poice-officer-responds-to-the-wrong-address-20120527,0,2162589.story

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