September 26, 2014
A dog partially paralyzed from a stroke was shot and killed September 17, Justice 4 Skye posted on their Facebook page.
Skye was a 6-year-old pit beauty, gunned down by a Phoenix Police Department officer while the officer was performing a welfare check on the 7200 block of 45th Lane in Laveen, Arizona.
The owner, who wasn’t home between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. when officers arrived, alleges police broke into the home and let the dogs out, stating
“I was gone when police came to do a welfare check. They have not admitted they broke into my house and let the dogs out, but the dogs were inside with all doors closed. Someone let the dogs out and it wasn’t me. I have no explanation from police why they had to shoot Skye and did not attempt to taser or pepper spray Animal control was on the scene and took Skye to the shelter. She was too badly injured and I had to euthanize her.”
Gia, the other family pit bull, also escaped with Skye. She was able to escape unharmed when shots were fired.
Police report Skye jumped up on a patrol car and tried to attack people. This is impossible, says her owner, because Skye suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on the right side of her body. This poor dog couldn’t even jump up on the couch at her home.
Rest in peace, Skye. Your story will not be forgotten.