Officer Shoots Family Dog


SAN ANTONIO — ‘Why did you shoot my dog, did she growl at you? Did she jump at you?’

“No ma’am, but I’m not going to get bit by a dog”

That was the exchange that Ms. Birkhimer had with a police officer who moments earlier pulled out his gun and opened fire on Birkhimer’s dog.

It all started when when she received a phone call from her son, “Mom, the cops are here and they just shot the dog.”

She immediately raced home to find out what happened.

When she arrived home, Officer G. Salazar announced that he was the one who shot her dog.

When asked if he was threatened by growling or lunging, he actually confirmed “No mam, but I’m not going to get bit by a dog.”

In other words, just the mere presence or existence of a dog at a house is reason enough for a dog to be shot by cops these days.

The police claimed that they went to Birkhimer’s house to search for a man; Birkhimer confirmed that he did not live there.

But the damage had already been done.

The cop evidently was trying to shoot the dog in the head, but fortunately the bullet grazed the dog’s head and entered the front of the dog’s body instead.

The bullet then exited through the dog’s limb.

The dog now is only able to use three legs — the limb that was shot just sways around lifelessly like a wet dish rag.

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