When Martin Starr, a Hillsborough, OR pet owner, arrived home on February 25, he found his two dogs had escaped his yard and a Washington Co ACO had left a note on his door:
Two dogs, Dojie and Lucy, were barking in the street in front of their home. Someone called AC and a Washington Co ACO responded to the scene. Three witnesses reportedly told the owner that Dojie was scared and ran from the ACO into her backyard. The ACO allegedly followed her back there with a collapsible baton and, out of sight of witnesses, beat her about the head so severely, she will lose her eye.
Bill Enro, a neighbor who knew the dogs, had offered to help with the situation:
“Just knowing the dogs, they don’t seem to be that aggressive,” Erno said. “To me I was a little surprised when I heard that they actually had to smack Dojie.”
He said Dojie and her house mate, Lucy, have never been aggressive.
An investigation has been opened by the Hillsborough police department and the ACO is on desk duty during that investigation. Washington Co AC released a limited statement regarding the incident which reads, in part:
We urge people to remember that the initial report indicates that the dog’s owner was not at home when the dogs were at large and the incident occurred.
Right. Also the victim is a slut who was drunk and wearing a short skirt at the time of the attack.
This isn’t the first time the ACO has been investigated for violence against a dog. He reportedly shot a dog to death while on duty in Alaska in 2004. His superiors cleared him of any wrongdoing in that killing. That dog was probably asking for it too.
Mr. Starr says Dojie’s future as a river rescue dog is uncertain due to her compromised vision. More than that, he loves his dog and considers her a member of the family. Mr. Starr told local media if the ACO isn’t charged in connection with Dojie’s maiming, he will take legal action.
(Thanks Clarice for the links.)