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Puppy recovering after being shot twice by Chicago police

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by Vicki, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    December 4, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A couple is filing a lawsuit against a Chicago police officer who they say shot and injured their non-threatening puppy while writing a parking ticket.

    The 7-month-old miniature bull terrier was shot outside its owner's North Side home on Saturday.

    Weighing in at less than 30 pounds, "Colonel," was released from the animal hospital Tuesday afternoon after he was treated for gunshot wounded.

    The puppy endured a 5-hour surgery after being shot twice by a Chicago police officer Saturday afternoon.

    The shooting happened right outside the Phillips' North Side home. Colonel followed his owner, Al Phillips, outside the gate as he went to talk with an officer who was writing him a parking ticket.

    "My little dog went out with me, the next few seconds, two shots, boom, dog was hit," said Al Phillips.

    Phillips says it happened so quickly he never heard the officer say "Get your dog."

    Neighbor Todd MaClay says he did hear it and then saw the cop pull out his gun.

    "There was not one beat between get your dog and the gun coming out," MaClay said.

    MaClay, Phillips and other witnesses says Colonel was posing absolutely no threat to the officer.

    While the Phillips family is relieved Colonel survived, they are more upset about the fact that a police officer opened fire in a busy neighborhood with families outside on warm Saturday afternoon.

    "Those slugs could have ricochet and hit anyone in the neighborhood," Phillips said.

    Video at link: Puppy recovering after being shot twice by Chicago police | abc7chicago.com
  2. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    I'd like to hear someone try to copsplain that away
  3. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    i jsut seen this on FB :(
  4. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    People need to obey leash laws, protect yur dogs for god's sake!!! Not everyone likes our breed, let alone dogs. .
  5. heathery

    heathery Puppy

    It's not just our breed, earlier this year an Australian shepherd was shot and killed. It's happening everywhere.

    Our AM Bulldog got out the other day (this doesn't happen often, 2x in 2 1/2 yrs) because the kids left the door open while I was showering. Accidents happen. But police need to have a better plan than: see dog:aim:shoot. Mailmen have more encounters with the canine species and they just have mace, yes uncomfortable but not lethal.

    I fully agree with leash laws, it's tragically important to me when walking my dogs because the AMB is an asshole (excuse my language).
  6. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    wait a year before seeking deadly revenge. they only look back about that far.

    a burnt house is a good place to start.

  7. OMG that poor puppy. While the LEO's obviously are getting trigger happy with non threatening dogs, we as citizens also need to be mindful of this, and anytime the law shows up for any reason, go put our dogs away and out of sight immediately. Shouldn't have to be so extreme, but obviously we have no choice.
  8. Buddysmum

    Buddysmum Little Dog

    That is so sad, hope the puppy is ok.

    Janet & Buddy xx

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