Dear Los Angeles Police Department,
Let me start by saying that the use of lethal force
on a family Pet by law enforcement is completely unacceptable to the Citizens of Los Angeles County,
and more than 2.6 million Pets share our homes with us. The likelihood of Police coming into contact with
one of our Pets is very high. If a Citizen were to shoot a K-9 that’s a fast track ticket to prison, in fact
there was a case in Ohio where a man was sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting a K-9, yet every single day in this Country we hear a horrific News story of Police shooting someones Pet to death, and it’s really nauseating when these shootings are happening in your own County. These have been some of the headlines lately.
11/4/16 LAPD shoots Pet Dog at Venice Beach
11/29/16 Fresno Police shoot Pet Dog
12/7/16 LAPD shoots Pet Dog in Pacoima
12/11/16 LAPD shoots Pet Dog in Wilshire District
Every time a Police Officer pulls his trigger and kills someone there is a ripple effect, lives are shattered
forever. Of all the problems that we have in L.A. County I think that this would be the easiest one to fix. The Justice Department estimates that 25 Dogs
are killed every single day in the United States of
America, and that’s just an estimate.
Russian roulette is not an option when it comes to
our Voiceless family members. I urge you to come up
with a plan that will end the use of deadly force on
our Pets, whether it’s training, or hiring Officer’s
that care about the welfare of Animals, all I know is that something can be done, because anything is possible when you care about the lives of those that you come in contact with while you are on duty,
and not everyone is a criminal, especially our Dogs,
and just for the record, “It’s not just a Dog”, I mean
after all it is God spelled backwards. I pray that
this letter makes it into the hands of someone with
an open heart, and open mind.