A man’s Labrador retriever was repeatedly shot during a 911 medical emergency call in Gulfport on Friday. The dog’s owner, Spencer Armstrong, claims there was no reason for the police to shoot his dog.
According to FoxNews25, Armstrong had gone over to his mother’s home to take her to the doctor for a medical appointment. When he arrived, his mother’s condition was grave.
“I found her on the first floor bleeding, semi-conscious and twitching. So I dialed 911 and I requested an ambulance. Within five or ten minutes later, I heard the front door just open,” explained Spencer.
And there were the Gulfport police rushing into his mother’s house and completely ignored the “Beware of Dog” sign posted in the front window next to the front door. Before Spencer was able to get to the door to secure his pet, the police had already let the dog outside. Spencer ran after the dog as the police yelled at him, and according to Spencer, the police started shooting.
The Labrador retriever, Chief had been shot several times in the head. He was rushed to an emergency veterinarian where he underwent surgery for his injuries and still may lose an eye. The police are taking no responsibility for Chief’s medical bills contending they were doing their job.
It is not known why police responded to the 911 as a “suspicious medical call” – or calling the dog out as having been aggressive.
Do police have the right to ignore a “Beware of Dog” sign? Couldn’t more dogs be saved if police carried mace or similar products to dissuade dogs? What do you think?
(Photo of dog repeatedly shot via StLToday video freeze shot)
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