Police officers are not out to get family pets
April 8, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Updated April 7, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
I just recently read a story in this newspaper about a police officer who shot and killed a family pet, also known as a dog. A lot of people were upset by it. I was upset by it. But I have owned a family pet, also known as a dog, for seven years, and not one time has a cop shot him or made any kind of aggressive move toward my dog. But why? We all know that police officers love to shoot dogs, but, like I previously wrote, I have owned a dog, a family pet, for seven years, and for some weird reason, a police officer has not shot him yet. That does not mean that one day it could not happen. A police officer could possibly bust the door down at any minute and shoot my family pet. It can happen, and it will happen - trust me, I am fully prepared for this to happen. A police officer will shoot and kill my beloved family pet/dog.
But can I prevent a police officer from shooting my dog? Maybe I could keep my dog on a leash and not allow my dog to make any aggressive move toward a cop or anyone else. Would that work? The answer is no. I cannot prevent this from happening. Right now, a police officer is conspiring to shoot my dog and kill it. They have all the power; they have all the authority.
I might as well take my dog to an animal shelter. But would that do any good? A cop could easily gain access to the animal shelter and shoot my dog. It is a no-win situation, and I don't know what to do. Or maybe I'm wrong about all this. Maybe a police officer will not shoot my dog. Maybe, if I'm nice to the cop community, they won't shoot my dog. All I can do is hope, and sometimes, hope is all we have in life.
Matthew Hough, Cuero