On 2/8/13 Ruby's owners were notified that the police were at their
property because someone reported one of their 3 dogs was loose and off
the property. When Ruby's owners arrived at their property they
discovered Ruby in her doghouse bleeding from a gun shot wound. Ruby's
owners immediately questioned the police officer why he shot her. The
officer did not respond with an explanation. The officer became belligerent with Ruby's owners and even threatened to shoot her again.
Ruby DOES NOT have any history of aggression. Ruby's owners have never even seen her growl at anyone. Not even in incredible pain from her gunshot wound. Ruby's vet and the staff at the vet clinic refer to her as "the sweet Rotti". Ruby is a sweet and loving family dog. She loves to cat nap in the kitchen, play in the yard with her fur-siblings, and ride in the front seat of her dads truck on his way to jobs.
Fortunately, Ruby survived being shot. Unlike so many others. Unfortunately, the bullet is lodged in her shoulder. It is yet to be determined if Ruby will undergo surgery to remove the bullet. Sadly, at the time of the shooting Ruby was pregnant. There is an intense amount of concern for the unborn babies and if they will survive the shooting. Ruby should be gaining weight with pregnancy and isn't. She is under observation and it is a waiting game at this point. Please say a prayer for the unborn puppies that they survive without complications.
Ruby's owners want justice for Ruby and other dogs like her. They want police officers to be held accountable for shooting dogs when it is not necessary. They also want to prompt a change in the way police officers are trained to handle dogs. They want police officers to use alternative methods for handling dogs, without shooting them.
Please sign this petition so we can show government officials we will no longer stand for police officers shooting dogs unnecessarily. We want a change!