Officer shoots dog near elementary school

Officer shoots dog near elementary school
Article from WJXT Jacksonville:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –

A dog that had been roaming near Crystal Springs Elementary School on Friday was shot by a police officer at a home near the school, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Administrators at the Westside school on Hammond Boulevard called police about the dog, a pit bull, which had gotten loose from its home on Crystal Springs Road and was seen near the school bus stop.

The officers responding to the call found the dog and kept an eye on it while they waited for animal control to arrive. The dog walked down the sidewalk, and they followed it to its home.

When officers tried to approach the dog near the back fence, the dog turned and attempted to bite one officer’s hand.

“The officer took one step back, drew his service weapon, fired one round in a downward direction and apparently shot the dog in the upper jaw,” JSO Lt. Richard Elkins said. “The dog ceased the attack at that point in time (and) the officers withdrew.”

The owner of the dog is wondering why her dog had to be shot in the first place.

Susan Smith describes her pit bull as a big gray baby.

“He’s a big baby. A big baby. He thinks he’s about 5 pounds,” said Smith.

Brutus, 7, may not be small, but Smith said he’s never gotten out and never hurt anyone, whic…………………continues on WJXT Jacksonville
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A child and an adult who suffered dog-bite wounds were both taken to the hospital
Article from Sun Sentinel:

When a dog pounced on a boy and began biting him, the child’s relatives and a neighbor rushed to the boy’s aid, witnesses say.

They beat the dog with a skateboard, broom and belt — anything they could find — to stop the animal Saturday afternoon. Yet the canine was difficult to fend off. The attack sent the boy and an adult relative, both of whom suffered bite wounds, to the hospital.

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Report: Bellingham man annoyed by barking dog shoots neighbor’s corgi in front …

Report: Bellingham man annoyed by barking dog shoots neighbor’s corgi in front …
Article from Q13 FOX:

A file photo of a corgi from the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 7, 2014. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

BELLINGHAM — A man annoyed by a barking dog shot his neighbor’s corgi at nearly point-blank range in front of the owner, The Bellingham Herald reported Monday.

Moreover, the corgi he killed hadn’t even been the dog barking, the Herald said.

The incident took place on Bellingham’s Undine Street during the weekend. Read the entire Bellingham Herald story here.

Police said a dog apparently had been barking for hours Saturday night before David William Latham, 55, allegedly grabbed a rifle and walked across the street to his neighbors’ backyard, where Loyce Andrews’ two corgies — Molly and Kirby — were enjoying the night outside in the fenced yard.

The dogs ran to the fence, police said, when Latham approached. He allegedly fired one round into 13-month-old Molly’s chest, turned around and slowly walked back to his home.

Loyce’s husband, Cary Chunyk, ran after him and shouted, ‘You just sho…………………continues on Q13 FOX
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Woman to Police: My Ex Killed My Dog and Served It to Me for Dinner
Article from People Magazine:

Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh

Courtesy Redding Police Department

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09/14/2014 AT 10:30 AM EDT

A northern California man is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s dog and then cooking it and serving it to her for dinner, police say.

Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedra, California, has been charged with domestic violence, false imprisonment, stalking and animal cruelty, Redding, California, police said in a press release.

He denies killing or cooking the victim’s dog, police say.

The victim, whose name was not released, told police she and Watenpaugh argued on Aug. 4. She claimed he physically assaulted her so she fled out the back door of her Redding-area apartment and when she returned Watenpaugh and her Pomeranian, Bear, were gone.

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