Provide canine behavior assessment training to all officers.
  • Petitioning Jeff Huffman

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County Executive
Jeff Huffman

Provide canine behavior assessment training to all officers.

    1. Petition by

      PAWS New England

On 9/10/13 this beautiful pit bull mix was shot by law enforcement in Tipton County, TN. She was shot non-fatally in the shoulder in front of her two day old puppies and left in a ditch after animal control was called. She was barely clinging to life when her rescuers discovered her and rushed her to the nearest emergency clinic. She is currently receiving medical care, clinging to life.

Sadly, this is a frequent occurrence in the US. Canine behavior assessment training and proper follow-up for animal related shootings would hold each individual officer accountable for their actions and prevent the senseless murder of hundreds of innocent pets and stray dogs. We respect law enforcement and trust them to care for our friends and family, and wish the same level of care for our pets.

Please help us take a stand and demand that officers receive this vital information the better assist them in their daily duties.

Jeff Huffman, County Executive
Please provide canine behavior assessment training to all officers and prevent the senseless killing of innocent animals. Canine behavior assessment training will allow officers to conduct their jobs more efficiently and humanely.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kay Wootten-Schechinger MILLSBORO, DE
      • 4 months ago

      What I just saw and read is just plain cruel to animals. It should not be allowed. I am particularly upset that a mother of new pups was treated in this way

    • Ruth Braithwaite RIDGELEY, WV
      • 4 months ago

      The treatment of this dog was uncalled for. Those police officers need to be bought up on charges like a really citizen would be if htey had shoot this poor animal and knowing that she had puppies to feed as well and than to leave her in a ditch to die is inhuman.

    • Nancy Taylor ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
      • 4 months ago

      Nancy Taylor

    • Donald Fisher PROVIDENCE VILLAGE, TX
      • 4 months ago

      I love animals

    • Danika Nadzan ELIZABETHTON, TN
      • 4 months ago

      Too many loving animals are killed needlessly, and mostly due to human ignorance. This training should be mandatory for all law enforcement and animal control personnel.


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