Thursday, December 14, 2017

Air Force Military Working Dogs Deter Trouble

Air Force Military Working Dogs Deter Trouble: At Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, military working dogs train in a variety of skills, including counter narcotics and explosives training, as well as combat techniques to bring human targets to the ground.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

U.S. Marine Desperately Searching for Her Missing Service Dog | Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA Patch

U.S. Marine Desperately Searching for Her Missing Service Dog | Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA Patch

A Marine Corps veteran is looking for help finding her dog Kai, a one-year-old German Shepherd that helps with her post-traumatic stress disorder. The dog went missing the day after Thanksgiving in Vista, CA, while she was there visiting her parents. “Kai is friendly to everyone and well trained,” Melnick wrote on Facebook. “It makes me nervous that someone would take them for themselves or sell Kai to breeders for money. There are so many motives that come to mind but my enemy list is slim-to-none.”

Friday, September 06, 2013

Rottweiler Set on Fire!! - Sept-06-2013

a Rottweiler wandering along a street in Grottaglie, Taranto, was enough to prompt the man to drench the animal in petrol, tie it to a pole by its neck with wire and set it on fire.

A veterinary nurse is reported to have burst into tears after seeing him in so much pain from his injuries.

Arianna, a nurse at the clinic, said it would take the dog, named ‘Rott’ by staff, a long time to recover from the burns as well as the cuts to its neck caused by tugging on the wire.

September 6, 2013

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Cali. Cop Blames Dead Dog On Owner In Strange Facebook Rant

A California police officer reportedly from the same department as the cop who fatally shot a man’s dog this week, defended the officer’s actions by blaming the dog’s death on its owner.

Cali. Cop Blames Dead Dog On Owner In Strange Facebook Rant

The post is by Officer Manuel Vasquez Jr., who is blaming the death of Leon Rosby's dog Max not on himself, but on the dogs owner. Vasquez believes the dogs owner should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for the death of his dog.
Here's what Vasquez had to say about the shooting death of Max, the 2-year-old Rottweiler killer by a Hawthorne police officer on June 30. Copied it verbatim by BY: ELISA BLACK-TAYLOR.
“One of the best departments in the state one on looker with no business being there, if he wouldn’t have stopped but with his oen agenda wanting to record a mistake by the HPD and there was none cost him his dog. The few of you out there that don’t trust your police move. want to blame someone blame the dog owner for not minding his own business and putting himself and the officers in harms way, he should be prosecuted to the fullest letter of the law, including the death of his pet. you see police looking for armed suspects get out of the area don't stand there taking pictures, if he would have got shot by the suspects he woul be after the dept. for not protecting him. The rest of you don't be led by one persons agenda, step up and protect your dept. the way they do day in and day out. Lead don't follow."
Vasquez has since taken down his Facebook page.
Screenshot of police officers opinion on the shooting of Max
Secrets of the

The's Elisa Black-Taylor noted A comment made by Dave Higgins on the webpage that posted this article says it all in summing up the mindset of those who follow the articles of dogs shot by police.

"The very worst cops are the "good" cops that ignore/make excuses for bad cops. They have eroded the public trust with their own actions. Good cops don't understand why good people hate cops, and that it comes from not taking out their own trash."

Source(s):  | - July 5, 2013

Dog shootings by police was the focus of U.S. Department of Justice 2012

The issue of dog shootings by police was the focus of a recent U.S. Department of Justice report suggesting that departments add specialized training focused on teaching officers how to safely interact with dogs.

The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters

Abstract: Americans love dogs. There is roughly one dog for every four people in the United States, and they live in a variety of relationships with humans. Because dogs are such a part of American society, police routinely encounter them in the line of duty, not just when responding to calls about inhumane treatment or when dogs are seen to present a danger to people. Officers encounter dogs in the course of almost every kind of police interaction with the public, from making traffic stops and serving warrants, to interviewing suspects and witnesses, and even pursuing suspects. The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters discusses tools, practices, and procedures that contribute to effective responses to dog-related incidents and encounters where dogs are present. Primary goals include ensuring public and officer safety and considering community needs and demands.

Product ID: COPS-P206
Publication Date: 08/15/2012
Author(s): Cynthia Bathurst, Donald Cleary, Karen Delise, Ledy VanKavage, Patricia Rushing
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