Friday, March 13, 2009

Dog dragging chain shot to death

Weird story out of North Carolina where an emaciated stray dog dragging a chain was shot to death by a deputy after the dog bit a woman trying to help it.

It's weird because, well, there was a freaking chain that somebody could have grabbed and used to corral the dog. Instead, a deputy allowed a civilian to approach a loose, potentially aggressive dog, and when the frightened dog bit her once on the hand (with no canines, to boot!), the deputy shot the dog with a shotgun.

Yes, dog owners must be responsible (I doubt this dog's owner would have been responsible enough not to harm someone with a chia pet, let alone a dog). But police still need better methods of dealing with loose dogs than shooting them to death.

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