Ontario Police Oops-Torture Pet, Meant to Torture Wild Animal

Residents in an Ontario neighborhood contacted police about a coyote roaming the area Monday night.  Ontario police sent a car in response and an animal approached the car: "It just kept hanging around and it wasn't afraid of the vehicle at all, of anything. It was just lurking around looking at the vehicle," resident Kelly … Continue reading Ontario Police Oops-Torture Pet, Meant to Torture Wild Animal

Lost, Microchipped Pets – Emphasis on LOST

In theory, microchipping your pet is an excellent way to help get him back home should he ever get lost.  In reality, microchips are useless if the organization taking in lost pets doesn't scan for them or contact the registered owner (and the alternate contacts, if necessary).  There have been a spate of stories recently involving … Continue reading Lost, Microchipped Pets – Emphasis on LOST

San Diego Police Officer at Wrong House Pets Friendly Dog, Watches Partner Shoot Him Seconds Later

Two San Diego police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call at 5am Sunday reportedly knocked on the door of the wrong house.  Resident Ian Anderson was awakened by the knocking as was his 6 year old service dog who began barking.  The dog, called Burberry, can be seen on surveillance video approaching the first … Continue reading San Diego Police Officer at Wrong House Pets Friendly Dog, Watches Partner Shoot Him Seconds Later

Fort Worth Grand Jury No-Bills Police Officer Who Hunted Down and Killed Lost Pet

Remember when a freak with a gun Fort Worth deputy police chief Kenneth Flynn was charged with animal cruelty after chasing down an owned, lost dog called Bentley with his SUV and shooting him in the street?  A grand jury failed to indict Flynn, who retired after the killing: Under the Texas Health and Safety Code, a dog or … Continue reading Fort Worth Grand Jury No-Bills Police Officer Who Hunted Down and Killed Lost Pet

UPDATED: Police Officer Reportedly Calls Dog to Him Then Shoots Dog to Death

In August, police in Cleburne, TX responded to a call about 3 loose dogs who had escaped their fenced yard.  One dog was reportedly captured without incident before police arrived.  The other two were located by a police officer, whose identity is being kept hidden by the department, who reported that the 7 month old puppy … Continue reading UPDATED: Police Officer Reportedly Calls Dog to Him Then Shoots Dog to Death

Fort Worth Police Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty Only After Resident Forces Police to Do Their Jobs

In Fort Worth, TX, two dogs went for a romp around the neighborhood after a gate in their yard was accidentally left unlatched on September 29.  Bentley, a 2 year old German shepherd and BB, a 9 year old pitbull, were spotted by a Good Samaritan who stopped her car to see if she could … Continue reading Fort Worth Police Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty Only After Resident Forces Police to Do Their Jobs

Houston Police Officer and Tow Truck Driver Abandon Elderly Dog in Traffic

In Houston, the owner of a 14 year old Chihuahua named Guero gave a friend a lift on July 13, taking the pet along for the car ride.  A Houston police officer stopped the vehicle for failing to signal a turn.  And because Houston apparently takes turn signals terrible-awful seriously, the officer decided to search the SUV. … Continue reading Houston Police Officer and Tow Truck Driver Abandon Elderly Dog in Traffic

Detroit Police Shoot 3 Dogs, ACOs Drag Their Bodies Down the Street

Detroit police in riot gear entered a home in a drug raid last week, shooting 3 dogs who were inside the home.  The police called animal control to pick up the dogs.  Detroit ACOs used chokepoles to drag the dogs, who appeared limp and bloody, across the street in front of neighborhood children.  One dog's … Continue reading Detroit Police Shoot 3 Dogs, ACOs Drag Their Bodies Down the Street