Friday, March 20, 2015

Dog Shootings

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/cops-shoot-kill-dog-attacking-family-queens-saturday-article-1.2140906

I have owned several big dogs, I love dogs, and I am good with dogs.  Sometimes, however, you just have to put them down.  In this instance, a Rottweiler dog attacked two small children and their mother.  It bit all three of them and the owner was nowhere to be found.

Police responded in a timely manner and shot the dog to death.  There are several factors to consider if you have to shoot a dog.  Even a big dog is a small target.  Dogs are fast and low to the ground, all these make dogs hard to hit with a gun.  A wounded dog can be very dangerous. 

If you have to shoot a dog, I would recommend using your shotgun, loaded with buck shot.  You want to shoot the dog and not injure anyone else, you want to shoot one time and not have to fire way, round after round.  Get as close to the dog as you can, and fire center of mass, in a downward direction, if possible to prevent a stray pellet from hitting someone else.  Try to get bystanders and others to stay away so they are neither injured nor outraged by witnessing the shooting; that's what the SGT Says.

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