Justice for Miss Chopper
  • Petitioned Norfolk Police Department

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Narcotics Division
Norfolk Police Department

Justice for Miss Chopper

    1. Kaila Batchelder
    2. Petition by

      Kaila Batchelder

      Norfolk, VA

A Norfolk police officer shot a defenseless dog in the middle of the street July 16,2012. The officers appeared to be undercover and searching the neighborhood when a white pitbull approached them in the middle of the intersection with her owner not far behind. When Chopper came within 6-8 feet the two officers both officers pulled their weapons and one fired. This dogs tail was wagging so hard it made her whole body wag, she never showed any sign of aggression towards the officers she just wanted to play. After being shot she ran home and the two officer stayed put looking as if nothing happened. Other Norfolk officers showed up but no one seemed to care. Thankfully a bistandard witnessed it all and helped get Chopper to the hospital.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Great news ALERT

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      we reached 1000 which is awesome but numbers keep rising anyways!! keep sharing and signing away the support is needed. ALSO there is a lawyer that has contacted the Help Chopper Facebook page and has offered to take the Chopper case.. And more good news another woman from the area has offered to give Chopper Free obedience and therapy classes so she can be a certified therapy dog! which then i believe she is eligible for the off leash permit so she is allowed without leash! i dont know if Nick (chopper's owner) has taken the offers yet but Im sure he wouldnt pass them up for nothing! Im hoping to get a letter out to editors and the local news stations as soon as I figure out the words to say (i suck at writing) But all is well here even chopper!!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Chopper has a FACEBOOK!

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      this is so everyone can see her progress and show support

    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. Yes pitbulls suddenly snap and why they are all true

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      This is a humorous post nothing negative about pits!

    7. where there witnesses?

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      Yes. There were witnesses to this unfortunately werent able to make the statements on the news and after the report was taken they tried to contact the reporters but no one would respond to the calls about the story.. (just proves they know it was wrong)

    8. Update 7-19

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      Chopper had her surgery and is doing well. hopefully no more complications so she can recover and be herself again!

    9. Chopper update 7-18-2012

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      Chopper will be having surgery either today (7-18) or tomorrow (7-19) her owner came home and her front leg was swollen so doctors want to see why this is happening.

    10. Reached 500 signatures
    11. Narcotics officer shoots charging dog

      Kaila Batchelder
      Petition Organizer

      This is what the news released the night of the what they call an "attack" what i think all supporters call compete BS. They forgot to mention she wasnt running in aggression and she wanted to play. They did this so the command of police wouldnt get 100s of calls in outrage of how this innocent sweet baby girl was shot for no reason.

    12. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Marilyn Ashman AIRDRIE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Did these two IDIOTS !! not find any bad guys to do this to? If this is called police protection ! then I will worry . This makes me so angry that they will get away with this. This could be called animal abuse, especially when they watched her crawl home . I hope the owners press charges. What a couple of LOOSERS ! these two should be fired with no pay. It's the tax payers that pay their wages . So why was'nt animal services called ? I bet they would have noticed this dog was'nt aggresive. Poor Doggy !! Again to the owners ( PRESS CHARGES ) .

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    • Matthew Worthington HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Enough is enough!! We are supposed to be far to civilized to act like this!!!! When we lose our compassion we lose our humanity!!!

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    • C A TORRANCE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Was this dog on a lease? The cops would not have shot if this dog was on a leash and a person within 4-6 ft. I am against what happen to this dog BUT dog owners BEWARE, in areas of LA (unless you have an open private area) you MUST have your dog on leashes. Many trigger happy cops are idiots and untrained (IMO) so don't be an idiot yourself. CA has leash laws, your dog will be more protected with one on. I hear too many of these horror stories. Save you pet, keep it on a leash on public roads, parks etc. and always be right there by your dog.

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    • Erika Baurick FAIRBANKS, AK
      • about 2 years ago

      What a sweet angel Miss Chopper was. My heart breaks because of what happened to her. Didn't the cops see her tail wag? The cops owe the owner a big apology and resign being a cop because they can't handle it being cops because they killed an innocent dog who wasn't vicious. I'm signing this petition in Miss Chopper's memory who didn't have a mean bone in her precious body.

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    • Ann Hughs AMARILLO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I love pitties and they are not the guilty ones, it is the people that raised them or know nothing about them.

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