Q. What is the Purpose of this Site?
To collect a few of the innumerable instances of police officers killing dogs in the line of duty and to hopefully raise enough awareness that people demand things change.
Q. Aren’t the Officers Just Trying to Protect Themselves?
Yes and no. Undoubtedly, there are instances where an officer must shoot a dog in order to protect himself or a bystander. However, most of the time, these dogs are killed in the heat of the moment, without time to consider the proper course of action.
Does the fault rest solely with the officer who shot the dog? No.
The guilt is all of ours to share for allowing these sort of procedures and protocols. The police departments almost always defend these instances by saying they were acting “according to protocol,” as if that somehow excuses them. But following orders is no excuse, even if the orders are the laws of the United States government. A tragedy is a tragedy, regardless of its justification.
Q. But the Officers were Following Protocol!
In almost all of these cases, the officers were acting according to protocol. This website does not attempt to shame the individuals, but rather society, for allowing the procedures and protocols to be implemented that lead to the death of so many innocent animals. It is us who need to change.
Q. How Can I Help?
Share this website on your Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, on Pinterest, on whatever you can. Talk to your friends, your families. Write letters to your Congressmen. Just get the word out. Tell people!
If you can help in any way, please email me at gkarber (at) gmail (dot) com. I would love to do any interviews, no matter how small your readership. And if you know of any dogs that police have killed which have not been mentioned on this site, please email me or post them in the comments below.