Pit Bull Recovering After Being Shot by Virginia Police

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9.23.14 - Pit Bull Recovering After Being Shot by Virginia Police

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, my nephew puppy King was shot by Fairfax County Police during an arrest. The dog was inside when the suspect surrendered himself to the police.  The door was then left open by the officers, allowing King to wander into the street.

He was barking at all the commotion, not aggressively going towards any of the officers or the K-9 unit dogs. The suspect pleaded with the officers over and over to let him put the dog inside, but they refused. Not a single officer tried to grab the dog or let him back into the house.

The officer chose to fire his weapon through his right nasal passage, through his hard palate and tongue, exiting through his neck. Witnesses stated that the year-old pit bull was doing nothing wrong, simply walking around in the road and police shot him.

King is currently being treated in an emergency hospital receiving blood transfusion and in the need of surgery to stop the bleeding. Any little donation would help! Please share King’s story.  The police brutality against not only bully breeds, but canines in general, has got to stop. Justice needs to be served and the police need to be punished just as any other civilian would be. Just because you are the law, does not mean that this is okay.

Please help King in his hour of need.  This senseless violence toward our canine family members has to stop.  We need more people to stand up and demand that the phrase “To protect and serve” covers EVERYONE, dogs included.  If you would like to help King get the medical care he needs, please CLICK HERE.

 

0 thoughts on “Pit Bull Recovering After Being Shot by Virginia Police”

  1. When he surrendered to police, he should have locked the dog in a room. The police are quick to shoot to kill dogs, mostly Pit Bull type dogs. I have signs on my gates advising Police Dogs on Premises, Owner does not Authorize seach unless Animal Control is present. I always go to the back yard with my dogs anyway, but still I don’t trust the police with my dogs ever.

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  2. that officer needs to be fired, he shouldn’t have shot the dogs face. He’s a monster and people like him should not be hired to protect the public. Off with his head!!

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  3. “Just because you are the law, does not mean that this is okay.”

    Correction: They are not the law. They uphold the law, which is why it is not okay.

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  4. “He was barking at all the commotion, not aggressively going towards any of the officers or the K-9 unit dogs.” — I hope that King gets better, but I have difficulty believing that he wasn’t being very protective of his owner as he was being arrested. I know how my Rottie and my Catahoula would have acted. They would have gone after the Officers- and I would expect the Officers to protect themselves and their K9s. King should never have been let out.

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