Cops pick up family’s missing elderly dog and shoot him and leave him in a ditch

An elderly dog who ran away from home during thunderstorms in Missouri and family who found him wanted to return him to his owners. But when when officers from the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office officers picked up the dog, they shot him and left him in a ditch, Fox 2 reported.

An officer told the dog’s owner, Brian Pennington, that they “don’t have any way of taking care of a dog.”

From Fox 2:

Pennington posted a video of the interaction on his Facebook page, calling out the Sheriff’s department for finding and shooting his dog. He wrote, “Parker showed no aggression towards him or anyone during this. I saved Parker from being shot nine years ago in Doniphan, Missouri, because the guy couldn’t afford to feed him.”

Pennington continued, portraying Parker not just as a pet but as a friend. He praised Parker’s skill in catching more mice and moles than any other cat.

Parker went missing on a stormy Saturday night. He ended up on someone’s porch. The person who found Parker shared his photo on Facebook, and then called the Stoddard County police, letting them know they found this dog. An officer came over and picked up Parker.

Pennington called the Sheriff’s office after finding out Parker had been picked up by police. Authorities came by for a home visit and a request for pictures from Pennington of Parker. Later, Pennington was informed that Parker was at Otter Slough.

Read the full report at Fox 2.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.