January 2011, Hallandale - Florida
While feeding his dog, described as a Pit Bull, a man heard a commotion. The dog trotted off in the direction of the sound and as he rounded the corner, encountered several officers responding to a separate call.
One of the officers freaked out and shot the dog multiple times. According to the owner, the dog was shot will running back towards his property.
Officers refused to allow the family to take the dog to a veterinarian for two hours. If that was a human being, lawsuit time! But dogs are only our friends, apparently, not worthy of any meaningful legal protection like not having to sit in a cage for two hours before being treated for potentially unnecessary bullet holes.
The dog is expected to survive.