That's right, while responding to an alarm call at the dog guardian's home (Gloria, the dog, probably regrets tripping that alarm. Oh wait, she's dead), officers were faced with the danger! danger! of an 11-yr-old barking dog. Not a charging dog. Not a biting dog. Not a "I want to rip your face off" dog. A barking dog.
If I had to shoot every barking dog I've met, I would leave a trail of canine corpses.
After the officer shot the dog with hip dysplasia three times, once in the head, Oakland police took her body to the shelter...and left a nice note on the door of the homeowner.
Nice way to return home from errands, amirite?!?
Gee, taxpaying citizen of Oakland, I'm super sorry, but your dog totally barked at us and we were super afraid, so we just had to shoot her multiple times. Have a nice day!
I still can't get past PD spokesperson Jeff Thomason's comment, "It was a very unfortunate but necessary action."