Last January, the death of Patton, a bulldog/boxer mix,
in Cookeville, TN, shocked the nation. The friendly family dog died
needlessly after being shot by a police officer. His human family was
mistakenly stopped when officers noticed money flying from the vehicle
-- it was later found that the driver had accidentally left his wallet
on the roof. During the stop, Patton ran up to the officers with a
wagging tail; tragically, he was killed with a shotgun.
To ensure that this never happens again, a new video is
available to help officers correctly "read" a dog's behavior and avoid
using excessive force. Produced by Ron Barber of "IN THE LINE OF DUTY,"
the 23-minute training video is designed exclusively for law enforcement
officers; it also features animal control officers plus ASPCA staff
members. For more information, or to order this video for your police
department, visit In the Line of Duty or call (800) 462-5232.
Rita Fazio, Media Liaison, Sirius Global Animal Org.
Charitable Trust. http://sirius.2kat.net Korea Animal Protection Society
(KAPS) International Aid for Korean Animals (IAKA)
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"Free-Range"? from Compassion Over Killing
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