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  • Petitioned Sen.Joseph Robach,

This petition was delivered to:

State Senator
Sen.Joseph Robach,
Governor Of New York State
Gov. Andrew M.Cuomo
Lt. Governor Of New York State
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy
Chief Of Police Rochester New York
Chief James Shepard
City Council Member City Of Rochester, New York
Jacklyn Ortiz
New York-055
State Sen. Ted O'Brien


    1. Eddie Cintron
    2. Petition by

      Eddie Cintron

      Rochester, NY

It's our 4th Right Amendment to have protection to our person and property which includes our family pets that are deem property by the State.
The dog in the profile photo is Chino The mastiff shot by Gates Police Officer in Gates, N.Y. suburb of Rochester N.Y. and as you can see Chino is just sitting and making no motion efforts or advancing this is what officers are doing with no justifications what so ever.

 By: Eddie Cintron

To make it mandatory to institute a non-lethal training for police officers to handle our canine family members which are killed everyday on owners private property which currently officers are not given any training in how to confront a dog when they are on duty in the position to protect & serve and come short of a complete and comprehensive training to perform their job duties.
We are requesting that our State Senators sponsor a Bill to make it law that all police officers, peace officers, get trained as part of their professional training to handle canines without the use of lethal force
Police Departments code of  ethics is to regard lives and property where canines are both. 
This petition was prompt by the loss of Diablo The Pitbull, Chino, Codi, Choco who survived a gun shot by RPD department and many in our community, we want officers safe and canines in the comunity safe.
We petition Gov. Cuomo, State Legislators, and our local city and county to put into place a comprehension training for police officers as part of their extensive training in order to carry out their task to "Protect & Serve".
Presently officers are trained in every aspect of law enforcement training except one that should be standard in order to be equipped to carry out their duties as they confront unfamiliar canines.
The abuse of thousands of canines each year killed by officers simply because there is no training provided to do their jobs as a professional and uphold the constitution to protect citizens property.
The 4th Amendment protects our property which includes our canine pets as they are considered property by the state.Police officers killings of family canines in front of children that has affected them by those brutal and gruesome killings.
Monroe County Sheriff's have at our request of K9 Partners Of Monroe County instituted and finalized their training policy for training of their officers in handling a unfamiliar canine in the community.
Monroe County Sheriff's Department serves as a model for the entire State Of New York that such training is necessary and will work when officers are equiped with such training.
Their campaign slogan is "Dog Owners And Police Working Together To Save Dogs".
Hats off to the Sheriff Patrick O' Flynn and Commander Phelps of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department for bringing more safety awareness and safety for their officers and the canine community.
Please email the Govenor Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Govenor Robert Duffy @

We also want new laws to further protect our canine family members.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. A Tribute To All Families That have Lost A Dear Canine In The Family.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      In lieu of the shooting and killing of dogs I created this video to memorialize the canines that had enriched their owners and families lives.
      Please share this to get the message out to the world that these killings have to stop and that law enforcement need to get training to handle a unfamiliar canine.
      One dog that endured unexpected agony was Rah in the video who ran to the owner that was in a police car after she was shot because she wanted to be with her owner and shot again multiple times the owner was just being detain after he fit a description of someone they were looking for he was later released but his dog died for no reason what so ever.

      Dogs Shot By Police

      In memory of dogs shot by police K9 Partners Of Monroe County wants to memorialize the friendly companions of the loving families that loved and cared for them as a little boy in the video that had lost his best friend.

    3. Dangerous Dog Humane Training.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      This month August, 2013 the Sheriff's department because dangerous dog training in a humane way for the cadets in the academy, this will be expanded to road patrol in the Fall of this year.

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. Sheriff's Training Policy Finalized!!!

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      On Wednesday June 19, 2013 we reviewed the finalization of the training policy for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and with much intricate design and creation with the Sheriff's Office, The Humane Society Of Rochester, and K9 Partners Of Monroe County we have agreed on the overall design of the training policy.
      The Sheriff's department received additional training conducted at Alfred College facilitated by Dr. Randall Lockwood with the ASPCA.
      The Sheriff department will publish a poster and flier concept of the responsibility of a police officer and the responsibility of dog owners.
      One is for officers to get training in handling a unfamiliar dog and for dog owners to get their dogs into behavioral dog training, the owner is always responsible for their dogs behavior.
      The theme of the poster is "Dog owners and Police Working Together To Save Dogs".
      This has materialized because all of you that have signed and shared and supported me in this endevour.

    6. Update!!!

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      We are currently waiting for the Monroe County Sheriff to finalize the design of a training program which all that is need is for the sheriff to sign off.
      I say this because before we request a state wide training we need a model to show the state legislature that this training will work state wide.
      I will keep updating as we go, we will soon be meeting with the sheriff's officials.

    7. Sign Our Petition.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      As we see more and more innocent pets being killed by officers for not having training to approach and handle a unfamiliar dog.
      This petition which Senator Ted O'Brien will receive and he likes the concept of having officers train will sponsor this training to take to Albany, New York.
      Please share we can hit the 2000 this weekend, I see more and more people concern and we have to take action and complaint and do nothing.
      We already have the Monroe County Sheriff's Department that will begin a training, we will like to get The Rochester Police Dept. on board as well.
      Thanks again and I will keep you updated.

    8. Reached 1,500 signatures
    9. 1462 Signatures.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      Monroe County Sheriff's are still developing a a training program and we will continue to monitor the progress.

    10. 1404 Signatures thank you and keep sharing.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      We finally got a open door with the sheriff's department but we're aiming for state wide of non-lethal force and accountability if a officer kills a dog.

    11. 1369 signatures, thank you keep it going.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      I am meeting with the Sheriff's deaprtment and after that I will contact the Senators. Please continue to share.

    12. 1317 Signatures, way to go and thanks for the support.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      I still have to meet with Sheriff's Administration to see how we can come to common ground in dealing with our canines.
      I will keep all of you posted as we gain progress and the we will address the Senators once we meet with the Sheriff's Administrative personnel.

    13. Reached 1,000 signatures
    14. 872 Signatures and counting.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all folks you are very supportive and we are moving in the right direction. I received a phone call from the Senator Robach and he has great concern for this cause and also I received a phone call from the Sheriff's off because they will like to work with the community.
      So, if this is good news to you and has inspired you then please share this petition so we can go over the top and move in the right direction so far so good you are the ones making the big difference.

    15. Reached 750 signatures
    16. 692 Signatures, let's put it into high gear folks.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      I am personally dropping this off to the Senators and will deliver it to the Governor Of New York State.

    17. 651 Signatures a extra 392 in just a few hours.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks all of you that are signing and sharing this petition because this is the main concern of bring to law a training to all police agencies in New York State to deal and handle our domestic pets with lethal force.
      The following is a new policy that went into affect in Austin Texas:

    18. Reached 500 signatures
    19. 259 Signatures This petition is the deal.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      This is the petition that is going to make the big difference, I will be personally delivering the petition to our State Senators and one to the Gov. Cuomo. Already Sen. Robach wants to move on this because he is getting a lot of emails and phone calls for action.
      Only our supporters will make this happen and we will not quit or rest until we go all the way to see action and results.
      Politicians for some reason come summer want to listen and I guess cause elections a around the corner come fall.

    20. Reached 250 signatures
    21. Senator Joe Robach made personal phone to me about this concern.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      By this phone call Senator Robach has made to me is a interest to a epidemic that has gripped our community, our State, and our country.
      His staff member called me Friday June 29, 2012 to inform me that the Senator wants to address this issue because he has received many emails and phone calls
      and that's all of you that have hit your computers and cell phones to make those phone calls.
      let's keep this rolling and we will see a change.
      Thank you all for your support on this passionate endevour.

    22. This petition is to bring about real change for our pets.

      Eddie Cintron
      Petition Organizer

      I've have email all my supporters from the Justice For Diablo Petition.


    Reasons for signing

    • Jasmin Keiber COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 11 months ago

      Can we expand this into a nationwide petition?

    • sue harrington SAINT PAUL, MN
      • 11 months ago

      There is a new documentary being made regarding police shooting dogs, which is becoming an epidemic in the USA. Every 98 minutes a dog is shot by law enforcement! This is out of control and officers need to be trained how to handle a dog and to know the signs of aggression and non-aggression....this should be mandatory!! This is disgraceful and pathetic what the police are doing to our pets!

    • Lina Giannelli MONTREAL, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      I'm an animal lover and believe police officers should have had training in animal handling a long time ago! It seems like they just give anyone a badge and gun these days and brainwash them that they are above the law! Time for change.

    • Jayne Hawthorne SAN MARCOS, CA
      • 11 months ago

      It is important because every time I walk my dog and see a police car I am afraid someone will try to harm my dog. That is just WRONG

    • Lynda Nelson DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Too many dogs are shot and killed by police


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