A 13 year old girl was left at home in Glendora, CA with her brothers, ages 10 and 1, and two dogs, described as Pitbulls. Neighbors called police this week when they heard the girl screaming in the middle of the night. She had apparently been bitten by one of the dogs.
When police entered the home, the dogs approached them and an officer shot one of the dogs in the head. The injured dog fled and the officer chased him in his police vehicle, running him over then standing by the dog’s body as he eventually died.
The article states:
Monrovia Animal Control provided the aid to Glendora Police as part of a mutual aid service call, police said, when no other agency was available in time.
It is unclear to me from the story what aid the ACOs provided here. Certainly a trained animal handler’s skills could have been used in this situation. Or at least someone whose dog handling techniques rise above “shoot in head, run over with car”.
It is unknown which dog actually bit the girl. Her injuries were not life threatening.
(Thank you again to Clarice for the link. You’ve been on a roll this week.)
10 thoughts on “CA Police Kill Dog Who May Have Bitten Child”
I’m beginning to think that shooting dogs is part of the police training. Of course the dogs approached the police, they were invading their territory. Shoot in the head and then run over with car, really?
Children left home alone again. And sounds like the poor 13 year old has limited coping skills to begin with, yet she’s left in charge of another child, an infant and multiple dogs. Mix in cops who absolutely cannot read a dog’s body language and have no idea what to do (told the dogs to back up? really?) as well as guns and no compunction about running an injured dog over with the car (some people say that he did it twice) and you’ve got an unfolding show of horrors.
All of this could have been short circuited with good parenting. Unfortunately, the dog and the kid pay the price.
Really? 13 is too young? WITH two great guard dogs? I babysat at 13 for my siblings and neighbors. Wished I had had a BIG DOG to protect me and chase away the things that go bump in the night.
Cops, tho, with NO training. Yet there was AC there? Now THAT’s ineptitude at the highest level!!!!!!!! GAD!!!!!
Talk about nightmares for the kids!!!!!!
Wild west!!! Shoot first – figure out what’s going on later! Guess I can do that if they show up on my property!!!!!!
Thirteen with poor coping skills is indeed too young, yes. While you and I might have handled the situation at thirteen, this poor child’s response to whatever happened was to scream and scream and scream. Clearly she’s not capable of babysitting an infant and her little brother and multiple dogs. This child should not be watching herself, let alone others.
Parenting fail. Police fail. Dog dies horribly in pain and fear, alone in the middle of the street.
I just want to scream! Shoot.. then ask questions? May have bitten.. how do they know that one of the other chidern didn’t do the bitting? uggg
No, it definitely is unclear in truth. And I may add most 13 year old girls, especially nowadays, are drama queens who scream at everything (I know, I had a couple of daughters myself) and it is a very valid possibly the girl was lying to get out of trouble after the nosey neighbors called the cops instead of investigating the screaming themselves… No mention if there was actual evidence of a dog bite like fang marks on the girl and/or broken skin.
So another case of Pitbull Hysteria where a good dog was killed and abused while dying. And such is the mentality of cops today, shoot first and investgate later… The cop did not handle this with “innocent until proven guilty”, but, sadly, in the case of pitbulls or pitbull look-a-likes, they are being unjustly found guilty no matter what the case… This demented mentality must be put to a STOP soon or once a victory to kill off all pitbulls should occur, then authorities will set their sights on other large dog breeds once held as dangerous like the German Shepherd, the Rottie, the Doberman and so on…
WE ARE NO LONGER A FREE COUNTRY WHERE OUR RIGHTS STILL EXISTED, WE HAVE NONE AS IT IS BECOMING A COUNTRY OF POLICE STATES…
AND PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS THIS VERY DAY AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND TO GO TO A SITE CALL CAUSES.COM AND CHECK OUT THE PITBULL MIX FACING EUTHANSIA ON JUNE 18TH, 2012 AT GREENLEE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL, ARIZONA, FOR A CRIME IT IS UNCERTAIN AS NO TRUE BURDEN OF PROOF WAS SHOWN PHYSICALLY IN THE DEATH OF A CHIHUAHUA…
THIS FAMILY IS MORE THAN DISTRAUGHT, THEY ARE DEVASTATED THAT THEIR DOG IS GOING TO DIE WITH NO PROOF OF HIS GUILT EXCEPT SOME TESTIMONY OF SOME WITNESS. THERE WAS NO PICTURES TO PROVE THAT TONY, THE 8 YEAR OLD PITBULL/SHARPEI WHO HAS NEVER BEEN AGGRESSIVE AND RAISED WITH LOVE BY HIS PET PARENTS AND WITH THEIR CHILDREN. TONY WAS ALSO RAISED WITH OTHER DOGS AND CATS, NEVER BEING AGGRESSIVE TO ANY OF THEM… THIS IS DEFINITELY JUDGE, HONORABLE GLORIA NABOR, BEING SWOONED BY THE PITBULL HYSTERIA AND MISINFORMATION WITHOUT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO SHOW GUILT. TONY HAS BEEN IN GREENLEE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SINCE IT HAPPENED, 6 MONTHS OR MORE, WHILE THIS TRIAL HAS BEEN BANTERING AWAY HIS LIFE, AND HAS NEVER SHOWED ANY OTHER DISPOSITION BUT CALM, LOVING, AND SWEET…
THE LATE CHIHUAHUA WAS RUNNING THE RURAL AREA LOOSE AWAY FROM ITS OWN PROPERTY. I AM SORRY, ANYONE WHO WILL READILY ADMIT IT, KNOWS THAT CHIHUAHUAS ARE AGGRESSIVE NERVOUS BARKERS & CAN SHOW A DISPOSITION TO BITE SOMEONE, HUMAN ADULT OR CHILD, OR EVEN ANOTHER ANIMAL WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION JUST BECAUSE THIS TYPE OF DOG IS SO INBRED TO BRING DOWN TO THE SMALLEST SIZES THAT THE BREED, IN MY OPINON, IS MENTALLY UNBALANCED. SORRY IF THIS OFFENDS, BUT I AM A WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN ATTACKED BY CUSTOMERS SO-CALLED DARLINGS OF THE CHIHUAHUA BREED AND SUCH OWNERS WILL SAY, “OH SORRY, HE DIDN’T MEAN TO HURT YOU, HE’LL GET USED TO YOU.” I HAD ONE SUCH CUSTOMER WHOSE CHIHUAHUA WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO WALK OR ANYTHING EXCEPT WHEN , BY SHEER LUCK, I HAD MY OWN SMALL DOG WITH ME ONE DAY AND THE CUSTOMER’S MENACING CHIHUAHUA WAS ALL GAGA FOR MY SPAYED LITTLE CAIRN TERRIER/SCHNAUZER MIX (SHE REALLY DID NOT CARE FOR THE CHIHUAHUA AND USUALLY SHE LOVED OTHER DOGS AROUND HER, SO I SHOULD HAVE REALIZED THEN THE NUISANCE WAS NOT BECAUSE OF ME BUT BECAUSE, AS MY OWN DOG SENSED, THE CUSTOMER’S CHIHUAHUA WAS NOT RIGHT IN THE HEAD…) Inbreeding, overbreeding of the bitch, will make a pup that has issues…
PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE SITE OF CAUSES.COM UNDER A HEADING OF “Need Support! My Dog Is Going To DIE! (Arizona)” AND SIGN THE PETITION NEEDING 30,000 SIGNATURES BY MONDAY EARLY AM. AS OF LATE UP TO 29,50O SOMETHING… SO PLEASE BELIEVE AND HELP THIS WRONGLY ACCUSED DOG CALLED TONY AND MAKE A COMMENT, IF THERE IS A SECTION, TO CONVINCE WHAT SEEMS TO BE A BIASED JUDGE (Gloria Nabor) pronouncing sentence without physical burden of proof TO “LET TONY FREE” OR TO HAVE HER PUT A STAY OF EXERCUTION ON THE DOG, AND for her TO STEP DOWN FROM THIS CASE UNTIL A FAIR UNBIASED JUDGE CAN REHEAR THE CASE… RIGHT NOW TONY’S FAMILY IS TRYING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A NEW LAWYER TO DO BEST FOR TONY, BUT IF AN ATTORNEY IS AN ANIMAL LOVER, WILL/CAN/SHOULD CONSIDER THE CASE AND PERFORM SERVICES PRO BONO (FREE)… I SEE NO REASON THIS CASE SHOULD BE THE RESULT OF A DOG’S DEATH, VERBAL TESTIMONY WITHOUT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IS MERELY HEARSAY AND NOT ENOUGH TO CAST JUDGEMENT OF SUCH DEATHLY RESULTS:
(1- TONY HAD NO BLOOD UPON HIM ANYWHERE, HIS BODY, HIS PAWS, HIS MOUTH, ETC…
2- NOR ANY FUR ON HIM THAT WAS NOT HIS, TONY’S…
3-THE CHIHUAHUA WAS ILLEGALLY RUNNING LOOSE IN A RURAL AREA WHERE COYOTES, BOBCAT, AND OTHER PREDATOR ANIMALS CALL HOME. SUCH A SMALL DOG WOULD BE A MERE SNACK FOR ANY HUNGRY WILDLIFE…
4-FURTHERMORE, NO PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY THIS ALLEDGED WITNESS TO THE ALLEDGED CRIME TO SHOW PROOF OF THE CHIHUAHUA ACTUALLY BEING ATTACK BY TONY NOR ANY OF TONY BEING ANYWHERE NEAR THAT SMALLER DOG
5-NOR ANY PICTURES OF THE SCENE AFTER THE DEMISE OF THE CHIHUAHUA)…
You can also access this case at Craigslist/Tucson/Pets under the “Need Support! My Dog is Going to Die! (Arizona)” subject banner in that pets section… It will ead you to the rest including a Facebook Discussion Page discussing ways to help Tony… Please put the Recind the Order to Euthanize to an end in this case and save Tony… I believe, I hope you will also…
Trisha, please calm down – and stick to the post. Your capital letter screaming is a bit too much.
As my friend says – Welcome to the state of Kalifornia – where the loonies are in charge of the asylum!!!! The state where property rights is becoming a thing of the past – along with personal responsibility, financial responsibility, and politicians with brains!!!!!
Clarice, STOP IT. I can’t take any more. I’m logging off and going down to local Animal Control to deal with our meager local issues. (Happily…)
FYI the Alaska State Troopers saved a sweet little dog from being beat when neighbors heard the dog in distressed and dialed 911.
Animal Control was unavailable, but the troopers saved the dog and turned it over for Protective Custody and the paper wrote a lovely story about the happy reunion when the owner got back into town to claim his pet.
Oh, that’s the article about the guy being charged with Felony Cruelty (first one in our state!) I can’t seem to find the happy story about the reunion…sigh. I give up. Bye.
*sigh* So tired of hearing stories like these; “shoot first, ask questions later”. The 2 pits were protecting 3 children and their territory, ofc they are going to be suspicious of/in the face of the ACOs. And run the dog over?? Seriously?? What kind of training do these idiots get?!