Katie Moore
Katie Moore campaign leader

<p>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. <br> <br>
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.<br> <br>
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. <br> <br>
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.&nbsp;</p><p>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!<br></p>

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