Monday, November 15, 2010
Rosie, the newfie
Vinnie here. I'm upset about something MOM read on a blog she follows. Here's what she found.
Today, on http://newfies1.blogspot.com/, Jen posted an article about a newfie, named Rosie, in Des Moines that was shot last week by the police simply because she had gotten out of her yard and a neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymus, called the police to tell them the dog was out and they were afraid she would get hit by a car.
It seems the police, being the "brave" souls they are, tried to catch Rosie and when they couldn't, they decided to tase her. Oh, how appropriate THAT was. And, they weren't satisfied in trying to tase her once but they had to do it 2 times - and then wondered why she wouldn't come to them when they called to her. Personally, if it had been me, I'd have walked up to that cop and bit him in the ass but good.
According to the police report, which is on Jen's blog, this brave cop felt that Rosie was vicious because she came up to him at first and "showed her teeth". Oh, please. Have they never seen a dog smile??? I had a dog who would show her teeth when she was happy - that was her way of smiling at us and there wasnot a mean bone in her body.
Anyway, this cop said he got permission to shot the dog because he felt he was in danger. If it had been my dog, you damned well better believe he would have been in danger but not from the dog but from me. So he shot Rosie 4, count them 4, times before she died and then went and told the family they HAD to put her down because she "ATTACKED" him and he felt in danger.
Now, I don't know about any of you, but the newfies I've met at dog shows are the most lovable dogs, second only to labs and coonhounds, that are on this Earth. They will slobber you to death but as for being vicious - no way. My labs and coonhounds don't realize there are people out side of the yard that would hurt them simply because they are alive and wouldn't bat an eye at doing so. In fact, I have a neighbor who is petrified of my black lab who, now, is 12 1/2 years old and will walk up to anyone wagging his tail to say "Hi, I'm Vinnie, who are you? Can we be friends?"
I am absolutely sickened by the actions of this policeman. How would he feel if it was his child's dog that was shot simply because it was being friendly? I bet he'd raise holy hell with the shooter. I'd also bet this gets swept under the carpet.
What I'd like to see is everyone who has a dog or is a friend to someone who has a dog go on facebook and write a comment about this article or send a letter to the police dept and complain about the way this cop acted. Think about it folks, if it can happen there, it can happen in your own backyard as your dog sleeps in the sun.
The police don't like big dogs and if they happen to be black to boot, the dog doesn't have a chance.
Let's all remember Rosie as we pet our dogs tonight. She didnot deserve the treatment she received.
As you can see, MOM is very upset.I know she wouldn't let anyone hurt us and I know she was crying this morning as she read what happened to this poor dog.
Let's not let Rosie be forgotten. Do something. Make a stink about the police actions in this case.
Vinnie, Chloe, Gracie, Stylle,and MOM