This is Sobe and Spade’s story, through the words of their guardian Jessica. Please Share.On may 25th my day began as usual with sobe’s eyes across my pillow whining to go outside and spade feet pressing against my back…it was our morning ritual. I let them out and noticed that sobe(solid white) was lookin a little dingy so i decided I would put them in their cage to play while i cleaned my house and i had decided when my chores were through that i would give them a nice bath so they could then come back inside for the rest of the day. I walked the dogs to the backyard where their cage was and cleaned their water buckets gave them fresh food and water. Because i already had teh hose out I went ahead and filled their swimming pool so that when i came back out the water would be somewhat warm and ready for their bath.
I returned inside my home to clean and tidy the house…i was inside maybe an hour not knowing that my dogs were not simply a few feet from the back but in the neighbors backyard. The dogs had pushed a small corner of their cage back and how they fit their selves through will remain a mystery to me but they did. As I was finishing up my dishes in my sink and was a mere minutes from returning back outside to my dogs for their bath…I heard four of the most gutwrenching sounds of my life. I heard a set of two shotgun blasts, a brief pause and then a second set. Boom Boom…Boom Boom! and in that moment my heart literlly fell to the floor. I raced to my back door and screamed for their name hoping to see their heads pop out of their dog house but no, I wouldnt see their faces however just beyond the sight of their cage I saw the AC vehicle 200 yards from where i stood and it was then that my heart knew…they shot them.
I threw on my shoes and I flew to my neighbors home where the news was delivered that “yes mam I was forced to shoot your dogs” All i asked was to have their bodies and it took me an hours worth of arguing and 200 dollars to have them brought to my home where officers met me with an arrogant attitude as if saying to me, you should be thanking me i stopped your dog before it killed someone or something. Even still arguing with me as to where to lay their bodies, I wanted them laid on my front porch which meant the officer would have to walk them across my yard getting his uniform bloody…he had managed to shoot them without so much as a single spec of blood getting on him and he wasnt about to get them on his hands at the end, after standing there for ten minutes trying to convince me because i had a small child it would be in my best interest to allow them to dispose of the dogs because it would be distressing to her…I told the officer i believe there is no way around distressing my child.
As i watched the man first bring spade to me then sobe and laid side by side I noticed…these animals are shot in their sides not their face, not their chest! I asked the officer again so you shot these dogs in the side for violently charging you officer? at which point he replied “yes mam i had no other choice” I told the officers these were good dogs and had never bit anyone or anything…I said this officer was excessive for dogs that did not bite anyone or anything and his supervisor looked me dead in the eyes and said and I quote…”These dogs were shot primarily for the potential harm they posed my officer” My tickets were then handed to me tickets that had my animals blood on them…I watched the officers return to their vehicles, no im sorry no remorse just an arrogant attitude and a fine…that was my payment for paying this city the liscence to have a dog and keeping my animals up to date on shots and having an enclosure..collars and tags around the neck…but i guess that only applies to people who dont have pitbulls.
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