Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Justice for Rosie/Newfoundlands Are Gentle | The Highline Times / Des Moines News


Newfoundlands Are Gentle: The Highline Times / Des Moines News

2010-11-15

"I would like to comment on the recent incident where the Des Moines police gunned down a Newfoundland dog.

I understand the dog has escaped from its yard and was loose in traffic.

The dog was tasered and chased and ultimately shot to death 4 times.

I think this is absolutely horrific.

Newfoundland dogs are gentle and sweet by nature. It is very possible this dog gave the police a 'submissive grin', which looks like a dog is growling.

Why not call animal control? Why hunt the dog down mercilessly and kill it like a bunch of crazed animals themselves? Why not a tranquilizer gun?

The Newfoundland dog world is watching this and is horrified.

We hope you will put this atrocity on the news and launch an investigation in to why this happened."

Jenny Buchanan
Vice president
Newfoundland dog club of Canada BC Region

3 comments:

Original_Wacky said...

I've followed you for a while, but not been commenting... Rosie so totally did not deserve to die. This illustrates to me why we need better training for all police officers on dealing with animals, as well as why we need better Animal Control most everywhere.

onecoatsam said...

So true.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

This makes me sick. I think about my dogs and how they are shy with strangers and probably would not come to a stranger if called. I would be inconsolable if that happened to one of mine.