Family Enraged After Cop Shoots Their Dog for “Walking”

Angel Clark | Wilmington Civil Rights Examiner

Jessica Cabrera is a pregnant mother in Sun Valley, California.

Two weeks ago her front yard gate was somehow left open, and her dogs got out.

The dogs, being dogs, enjoyed the freedom of not being “gated” but quickly came back to their home. Cabrera’s 4-year-old mixed Pit bull Drake, probably should have stayed away.

46501a677f2d9e33509c5ce3bc32957fDrake was shot in the head by the LAPD before his owners even knew the gate was open.

A neighbor must have called the police about the dogs being outside. The LAPD never attempted to contact Cabrera, who was right inside the house watching her 16-month-old daughter.

According to the police, when they found the dogs on Cabrera’s property, one of the dogs “ran away” from the approaching LAPD.

Drake, who had been playing with Cabrera’s daughter since she was an infant, “walked” towards the police.

There was no mention of Drake acting aggressively, barking, or even growling, just “walking”.

The “walking” was apparently too much for the two officers, and one of them shot Drake in the eye, most likely expecting the dog to be killed.

Edwin Ayala, Cabrera’s husband, was just coming home from work. He pulled into his driveway to the sound of gunshots and saw two police officers in the back driveway. “He was three seconds too late,” Cabrera told the Examiner.

Cabrera rushed Drake to the veterinarian, and they were able to save his life, at a cost.

Cabrera described the wounds on GoFundMe, a crowdsourcing website she’s using to try to pay the thousands of dollars it will cost to keep Drake alive.

“Our dog has suffered severe trauma to his head and eye, and will now be disabled for the remainder of his life.

The vet had to remove his eye, which was completely ruptured, he has brain damage and shattered bones all in his face. His nasal cavity has also been destroyed.

The vet could not believe the damage that this all did, she said if it happened to a human we would be dead because the impact was so hard it destroyed all the muscles and nerves in his face.”

Cabrera does not understand why the LAPD didn’t approach the situation differently.

The two officers never knocked on her door, or let her know they were there. “They could have approached him in a friendly manner,” she explained. “They didn’t have to shoot him.”

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  • Rodolfo

    bueno, simplemente por que la policia es tan cobarde, que solo con una pistola responden, ellos lo que quieren ea matar y como tienen lisencia para hacerlo, pues no tienen problema en disparar, COBARDES!

  • making_pie

    I will fear for my life whenever I see a cop approach me.

    • Admir Redzematovic

      Dont be afraid, defend yourself. Go for their gun if they try and pull it on you. You have the god given right to defend yourself.

      • Djimba Vallinor

        That is the worst advice I’ve ever heard. Even if you survive your life is ruined forever. If you don’t give a cop a reason to approach you, then you can do whatever the hell you want. It’s called camouflage.

        • Anthony Quatroni

          Actually I think in today’s day and age, it’s good advice. Their gonna shoot you anyway, take ’em out first.

        • raythemixer

          There are more than one SCOTUS case that describe your right to use force, up to and including lethal force, against police when they are committing a crime or an illegal arrest. However, you are right, unless you are documented (think streaming video) you can bet your ass that you will have a lot more cops to fight in a few minutes…and you better be ready to fight, because they will be coming to kill you.

      • altmartion

        no offense, but that’s not really good advise.

  • Anthony Quatroni


    • Scum Bag

      or a terrorist

  • Jean

    Certain police oligarchies have become the most dangerous organized and sophisticated criminal gangs of our society. The FBI and National Guard should do their jobs and bring these gangs to task, along with their masters, controllers and commanders who sit comfortably in the offices of Police Chiefs, Mayors, District Attorneys, Judicial Chambers, Attorneys General and Governors. They are doing what they are told to do and allowed to do. The use of governmental power at any level to violate any law or human right is not a privilege or simple misdemeanor but is a capital crime, sedition, undermining legitimate government from within, which merits the capital punishment* that legitimate government can impose. Moreover:

  • Gee

    They could have stayed off the property. They should be charged with criminal trespass, reckless endangerment and illegal discharge of a firearm near a resident.

    Those are crimes they committed.

  • DannyE

    More thug cops on the loose. Keep em in the station.

  • Trace Smith

    Pepper spray a bear but not a family pet…omg!!!!