Friday, May 22, 2009

Ottawa cops cleared of killing dogs

In April, three officers shot and killed two loose dogs. The dogs were being walked by their owner off-leash when they took after a deer. Officers were called when one of the dogs charged a person. One dog may have attempted to attack an officer, at which point the dog was shot at.

The dogs were chased into a large field where, according to officers, the dogs charged aggressively. They were both shot. They were not dead but down and, instead of waiting for a bylaw officer or taking the animals to a vet, the officers decided to shoot each dog once in the head, killing them.

The sequences of events could have been prevented had the dogs been leashed.

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