Last week, a family dog escaped from her owner's yard. The dog, a Newfoundland named Rosie, was frightened and running through the streets. Residents in the area phoned the police - concerned that the lost dog would be hit and killed as she ran through busy roadways. Unfortunately, the dog wasn't helped by the responding police. Instead, Rosie was shot 4 times - killed.
Lora Perry (the owner of the home where Rosie sought refuge) states
As the witness to this event I will also say that Rosie never moved from her original position, they shot her exactly where she stood peering at me through the bushes. The officers were shooting at a still target in a fully fenced off yard. If I would have known that they were going to gun her down I would have stopped them. They should have told me.I would have let her stay in the yard for as long as needed. I also forgot to mention the officer chuckling as he explained to me that "they had never had one this big before". Not ever considering the danger and sadness they put upon my family. It makes me sick to my stomach to think this happened in our community.
I just pray these IDIOTS lose their jobs and face some sort of disciplinary action.
After months wondering if Bear-Bear and his family would ever receive justice I read where the trial is set for Friday in Annapolis.
The trial of Keith Shepherd, facing animal cruelty and weapons charges for shooting Bear-Bear last summer at the Quail Run dog park, is expected to take place as scheduled Friday in Annapolis, more than three months after Bear-Bear was shot and euthanized.
It is a pity Shepherd couldn't be charged with MURDER. Since this was the best they could do let's just pray he is found guilty on all counts and gets the MAXIMUM sentence.