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Officer Farrnes and the City of Onawa, Iowa

My 9 year old pit bull MaryJane was shot in the face August 26th by a police officer by the name of Joe Farrens. She was let outside to use the restroom with us in the yard when the officer stopped at the house next door got out of his car and charged toward our dog. Our dog the loving trusting dog she is went toward him (tail wagging) then the officer standing in our driveway while she was in our yard with our 9 year old son standing 5-10 feet behind her he shot her in her face. He then went to the back of his car while she fell to the ground the dog still trusting him crawled to the street pleading for help before she got up and ran into the house. My son was hysterically crying shes bleeding everywhere. The officer then said to my 9 year old son yah cause shes got a 45 slug stuck in her ass!!! Then said he was going to start shooting every dog not leashed in town. We took our dog to the vet and because she was a pitbull shot by a cop all he did was give her a pain shot and sent her home with antibiotics. The bullet entered on the upper right side of her muzzle shattering her upper right side of her jaw going in through her tongue through the bottom of her mouth where the bullet is now lodged in her neck. She is in alot of pain but alive and still in good spirits. This town thinks they are a law unto their own. They say they don't need Animal Control because they have their pistols!!! We do have Animal Control but they take the dogs and cats out and poison or shoot them. The officer that shot our dog has shot many others and has even tied a dog to his bumper and drug him a mile or 2 before shooting him. I want this to stop and also for my dog that did nothing wrong to have Justice!! Please Help!!!

Signed,

Christine Smith-e

This petition closed over 1 year ago

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To stop pistol happy cops thinking just because they have a badge and a gun that they can do what they want. I want them to have training and treat peoples pets with respect! I want Officer Joe...

To stop pistol happy cops thinking just because they have a badge and a gun that they can do what they want. I want them to have training and treat peoples pets with respect! I want Officer Joe Farrens to pay for this crime and for the other crimes he has committed. I also want the awareness of the way this town treats animals. It is not right and needs to stop!!!!!

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