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Use non-lethal means to control animals

Is it possible that Lady, the dog shot by police, was just trying to position herself between the child and the officer, who was an intruder in their yard? If the intruder had been a robber, a rapist or a child molester, Lady would be called a hero today instead of a “dangerous dog.”

Police need to carry and be trained to use non-lethal means of controlling dogs and other animals, not only for the animals, but for the safety of people who are nearby. Fortunately, Lady survived and has been returned to her family. Many dogs and their families are not so lucky.

Joyce MacNeil

Hamburg