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. Donna – read the article. The officers left the door open so the dog got out. Witnesses say the dog was not aggressive and the owner offered to put the dog back inside and the officer refused to let him.

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  2. FFX County cops suck! We are one of the richest counties and they hire some of the dumbest ppl! As the song goes ” I smell bacon I smell grease I smell Fairfax County police”

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  3. You’re correct Donna, King should have never been let out…but it was stated it was the officers who were too busy with commotion to remember the front door.
    IMO That officer needs to go under review… Trigger happy/Scared cops don’t need to police our streets.

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  4. And I can almost.guarantee nothing will happen to the officer.. few yrs back we had on run red lights without her lights or sirens on, smashed into a vehicle killing the young lady. She was put on desk duty and started stealing money. They just let her go, no jail time no restitution, nothing.

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  5. I don’t know the exact circumstances of this but I have been a cop for almost 30 years … This is ALMOST always unacceptable!

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