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Cops Shoot Dog During Foot Chase; Petition Started for "Justice for Monkey"

There are 8 comments on the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph story from Jul 3, 2012, titled Cops Shoot Dog During Foot Chase; Petition Started for "Justice for Monkey". In it, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph reports that:

Police officers in Lake Charles, Louisiana shot and killed a family dog named Monkey while chasing a suspect, according to an online petition calling for the police department to fully investigate the incident.

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david

Port Talbot, UK

#1 Jul 4, 2012
if owners kept their dog on a lead this woudnt happen im saddened by the picture dogs are like a child to parents a family dog if the police shot my dog id shoot back multiple times horrile for family to have to see their pet like that dogs protect their territory dogs arent threating at all the only threating ones are pit bulls theyre threatend by dogs for barking at them do not shoot before owners can grab their dog they shoot they should shout get your dog but before they can officers shoot justice for monkey officers should re think before they do anything like this rip monkey

Since: Jul 12

New York, NY

#2 Jul 4, 2012
Thanks for blaming the victims, David-- I guess it's not enough for you that their the beloved family dog they're now mourning was in an enclosed, gated yard; numb nuts.

What sort of pantywaist, girlie-man cop feels threatened by an obese middle-aged lab mix galloping toward them? This was a LONE FAMILY PET, not a pack of junkyard dogs. WTF?! Who doesn't understand canine behavior enough to know that pet dogs are excitable but almost always harmless?

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#3 Jul 4, 2012
If they'd have shot the P.O.S. thug they were chasing Monkey would be fine.
darrell

United States

#4 Jul 9, 2012
Private property being violated by police ought to expect to encounter a family pet that is being surprised by strangers. An officer has several options rather that shooting and destroying a pet that is part of the family. If an officer that is sworn to protect and serve commits this kind of mindless act ought to be relieved permanently from serving in any capacity to the public. Why is this lawless act protected and permitted by the mayor and others who can demand change. If your neighbor would jump over your fence and shot your dog would the law tolerate this kind of behavior? Why should this lawlessness be tolerated by so called law enforcement? Should we expect this kind of cruel hatred from those who might set the standard of behavior. A dog in many families is considered to be part of the family. Why would a policeman be so fearful as to take this kind of deliberate cruel ruthless action on the family pet.
Spidey

Amo, IN

#5 Jul 9, 2012
wow!!! maybe you should read the whole story first. The officer shot the dog when the suspect he as chasing left the gate open... from the story: "‘When the suspect left the gate open the owner's dog came out of that opening, saw the policeman running through his yard and approached the policeman,’ he said." so, how is the owners fault????? next time read the whold story before making stupid uninformed comment....

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21711...
david wrote:
if owners kept their dog on a lead this woudnt happen im saddened by the picture dogs are like a child to parents a family dog if the police shot my dog id shoot back multiple times horrile for family to have to see their pet like that dogs protect their territory dogs arent threating at all the only threating ones are pit bulls theyre threatend by dogs for barking at them do not shoot before owners can grab their dog they shoot they should shout get your dog but before they can officers shoot justice for monkey officers should re think before they do anything like this rip monkey
spike

Moorestown, NJ

#6 Jul 25, 2012
Hey lake charles pigs you guys are so pathetic I hope they lock up the idiot pig who shot the 3 legged helpless dog!!!! HEy idiots try carrying some dog treats in your pocket and throw them to any dog you seem threatened by!!! You know puppies,poodles,all the toy dog breeds can be mean even though they cant break the skin when they bite you still want to shoot on sight you idiot pigs!!! Hey how about we go to the animal shelter and shoot the dogs in the cages too and my friend just had some puppies we can turn loose and shoot!!!!!!!!! You have the most PATHETIC bunch of PIGS I ever heard of you PIGS!!!!!!!!!! I have a 2 legged dog you wanna come over and shoot him too pig??????? You make me sick I cant wait until PETA gets involved PIGS!!!!!!!!!!
chance bowring

Baton Rouge, LA

#7 Aug 6, 2012
actually monkey AKA the dog was in the back yard when the dumb ass cop ran through the gate and was going to hop our fence.. and whats the dog doing? PROTECTING her property now got anymore questions or wanna blame us again for our loss to dumb ignorant trigger happy cops
Robert Welch

Tucson, AZ

#8 May 17, 2013
We need more details on this. Why was the dog shot? Did it go after the officer? The dog may have been protecting its "territory" but an officer should not be vilified if there was a reason for shooting the dog. I and I think many others would need more information before making a judgment call on this one. Was the dog about to bite the officer? How big was the dog? I know a pet can seem part of a family but before we start trying to end a man's career, we need to know much more.

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