Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sweet Pit Bull "Baby Girl" shot by NYPD

Freddy the wiener dog likes his Pit Bull cousins. They have been sweet, playful and even subservient to Freddy. In fact, the adorable Pit Bull who lives next door (Junior) is afraid of Freddy and runs away. Pit Bulls continue to get a bad rep in the press, but breed discrimination needs to stop! Here's the sad tale of a sweet, two-year-old Pit Bull struggling for her life because police shot her while she was running away.....

Owner Patricia Ratz and her sister Kathleen Dixon brought their three pit bulls to Schmul Park in Travis around 1 p.m. on Saturday. Two of the dogs—not Baby Girl— started fighting, and Ratz stuck her hand in between the two dogs to try to break it up; one of them bit it, prompting a police response. Ratz told SILive that officer Julie Moschella and an officer in civilian clothing arrived moments after the fight and opened fire on Baby Girl, who was running away from them.

"We had them separated, we had everything calm," Ratz said of the dogs, adding that she made a mistake putting her hand between the animals. "A cop comes from the street with her gun pointed straight at the dogs, and she just started shooting. She could've shot me, or my sister, or the kids [in the park]."

In the ensuing confusion, a very scared Baby Girl made a run for the woods. And that’s when the police officer shot her. In a public park. With families and children in the area. While she was terrified and running away. The horrific wounds on her body tell that tale very clearly.

You can follow Baby Girl's story at (scroll to the bottom of the page for the most updated information) or (SNARR - Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation)

Here is also a video by NBC News:

The only information I could find to contact the NYPD is:
Paul J. Browne
Deputy Commissioner, Public Information
One Police Plaza - Room 1320
New York, N.Y. 10038
Attn: DCPI   

Fax: (646) 610-8795 / 5856
Voice: (646) 610-6700

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