October 12th, 2011
WHY IS TAX PAYER MONEY BEING USED TO KILL DEFENSELESS ANIMALS?
NOTE: This petition will be sent to both the LaGrange, MO Chief of Police and the Mayor of LaGrange, MO. I will also circulate it to the media, both locally in MO, nationally and internationally. It will also be sent to the American Humane Society who according to their website: "has been protecting children and animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect for over 130 years"
"Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us."
The picture only tells a tiny part of the story, but you can clearly see that this is not a vicious dog!! This is Cammie, just 18 months old! She is running AWAY not ATTACKING. In all living creatures, the law of FIGHT or FLIGHT exists. This dog has clearly chosen to flee. If you have the stomach, watch this video ... but be forewarned, it is very disturbing!
Call and email the La Grange Police Department as well as their City Hall, their Mayor ... go national ... anyone you can think of! Spread the word.
LaGrange, MO 63448
CITY ATTORNEY 573*221-7333 pres #2
LaGrange Police Department:
Employees By Rank
-Mc Nelly, Dale CHIEF
-Cibert, Don Lt.
-Powell, Jason Officer
-Howell, Doug Officer
-Hydorn, Shawn Officer
-Kirkpatrick, Rodger Officer
-Kirtlink, Shane Officer
-Kaylor, Jamie Office Manager/Dispatcher
This defenseless dog did not deserve to die such a cruel, horrible death!!!! The poor baby is scared of the catch pole! I would be too!!
This is what my friend Kitty Novich, a fellow animal lover said about the video: "There is no sound. Apparently, it looked like the police were there to confiscate the dog. They took the dog, on it's chain to their truck and attached it to the truck. The dog lies down with it's tail wagging. Then they got a catch pole. I have no idea why. This dog was completely docile!! They chased it around with the catch pole, mind you, IT WAS RESTRAINED TO THE TRUCK!! Unnecessary!! The dog panicked!! They finally got it around it's neck, then began to turn in circles with it. Completely untrained to handle this!! Then the young cop just pulls his gun and shoots it!! The poor dog just lies on the ground, tail still wagging, looking up at the cop. The cop then shoots her again, this time in the head, killing her. The cop then walks to the camera and SLAMS the gate to the truck closed."
It is ironic that the Police Department's own webcam captured this horrific, senseless killing of a dog that just needed some love. Don't you think that if you are stupid enough to commit a heinous (outrageously evil is the dictionary def.) crime such as this, you would be very quick to destroy the evidence. Maybe being backward had it's advantage after all ... the webcam doesn't take sides ... it just recorded the evidence.
Please, make the La Grange Police Department pay the price for their blatant abuse of power!
As mentioned earlier in this petition, I created a Facebook Group Page: JUSTICE FOR CAMMIE ... MURDERED AMERICAN BULLDOG R.I.P. Please join and add your comments.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=135897433094300&v=info&ref=ts
COPIED FROM HEARTLANDCONNECTION.COM:Case pending in LaGrange dog shooting by Rajah Maples Posted: 06.15.2010 at 9:40 AM
LAGRANGE, MO. -- There's been a lot of talk about a dog shooting that happened in LaGrange, Missouri.
In case you haven't heard, this video was captured on the LaGrange Police Department's dashboard cam. The entire video is more than 30 minutes long, but only about 10 minutes of it is posted on YouTube.
It shows an officer shooting an American bulldog at close range twice.
We would like to caution viewers about the explicit content of the YouTube video.
We've heard from several viewers demanding answers about this, so we spent the day getting as much information about it as possible.
The LaGrange Police Department and City Hall are tight-lipped about the matter. In fact, both refused to comment because of the upcoming trial of Marcus Mays. He's the LaGrange resident who owned the dog.
Mays is due in court this Thursday on a municipal charge of keeping a vicious animal.
He plans to act as his own attorney.
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New update online June 17th, 2010 regarding the owner who vows to fight for change:www.hannibal.net/news/x1600620381/LaGrange-dog-owner-vows-to-fight-for-law-changes