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Thu Oct 30, 2014, 12:25 AM

Loyal Police Dog Being Treated Inhumanely on Chief’s Orders



It’s bad enough that we are constantly bombarded with tragic stories about police killing friendly family pets for often no reason at all, and it’s just as sad to learn that police aren’t even treating their own K-9s well. Jack is a Belgian Malinois police dog who has been forced to live in a squalid cement pen for the last two weeks. Why? Apparently because his partner decided to take a promotion with the sheriff’s department.

This comes from friends of Jack in an anonymous letter to the editor of Rowan Free Press:

♦ Behind the Salisbury Police Department (Salisbury, N.C.), in a cramped chain-link and cement dog run, a Belgian Malinois named “Jack” has been imprisoned, day and night, for almost two weeks.

Jack sleeps, exposed to the elements, on the cold cement often with his urine and feces his only company. He is not properly exercised, and his body shows signs of deteriorating muscle mass. At night you can hear the dog’s whimpering. He also shows signs of separation anxiety and social isolation, which can result in aggression in breeds such as Jack’s."

*Our photographer was able to take photos from behind the police department, where Jack displays signs of separation anxiety, physical neglect, and discomfort. Jack is located in one of the two 6’ x 8’ pens on the cement yard behind the police headquarters building. Jack has many friends in the Police Department, but they fear for their jobs to speak out."

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2014/10/loyal-police-dog-being-treated-inhumanely-on-chiefs-orders/

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Reply Loyal Police Dog Being Treated Inhumanely on Chief’s Orders (Original post)
damnedifIknow Oct 2014 OP
TDale313 Oct 2014 #1
shenmue Oct 2014 #2
ReRe Oct 2014 #3
JonLP24 Oct 2014 #4
glinda Oct 2014 #5
etherealtruth Oct 2014 #6
TeamPooka Oct 2014 #7
Brigid Oct 2014 #8

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 12:37 AM

1. What a disgusting, petty little man...

This chief is. This poor dog, with a former handler more than willing to give him a loving home and happy retirement. Total act of cruelty that appears to be due to a nasty grudge.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 01:52 AM

2. Poor Jack

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 03:16 AM

3. Where's the Humane Society?

That is a beautiful dog. But the so-called Chief of Police is very ugly in allowing this to happen. I hope this ends with the uproar that follows this publicity. Are Chief's of Police elected??? Is he up for reelection right now? Damn, that's one beautiful smiling dog in that picture!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 03:38 AM

4. No but elected Mayors fire, hire, or convince a chief or commissioner to resign

I could see if there was enough political pressure one would certainly act.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:11 PM

5. This needs to be reported to the Humane Society and ASPCA. Now.

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Response to glinda (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:16 PM

6. From the link (contact info)

Salisbury municipal officials and institutions created to prevent this type of animal treatment should be contacted at once.

Andy Efird, K-9 Unit Commander: 704-638-2124; by email aefir@salisburync.gov

Police Chief Rory Collins: 704-638-2133; by email rcoll@salisburync.gov​​

John Sofley, Salisbury, NC Interim City Manager: 704-638-5309; 704-638-5222; by email jsofl@salisburync.gov

Mayor Paul Woodson: 704-638-5231 at City Hall; 704-633-5411 at Vogue Cleaner’s; by email Paul.Woodson@salisburync.gov

Humane Society: 704-636-5700; Humane Society of Rowan County’s Facebook page

For more government officials’ contact information, click here.

PETA: http://www.peta.org/about-peta/contact-peta/report-cruelty/

Please email and call the above numbers night and day until this egregious injustice is undone and Jack is reunited with his handler. Do not accept the Chief euthanizing the dog or giving him to a rookie cop with no K-9 experience. Such a choice would endanger a rookie cop with no K-9 experience.

Tell others about Jack’s plight. Let the whole world know this inhumane treatment of a loyal service dog must end immediately.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:25 PM

7. now i'm mad. nt

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:25 PM

8. Check out the updates, folks:

Jack is OK now. The original story was not entirely accurate. Jack has not aged out of the canine unit and has several prospective partners wanting to work with him. Until then, he's in a boarding kennel.

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