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Denver police defend shooting of dog

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lawyers for Denver's Animal Law Center said Monday they are investigating the Sept. 8 police shooting of a 2-year-old yellow Labrador.   Lawyer Jennifer Edwards-Thomaidis said that the shooting of the dog, named Rocky, was unjustified.

Beloved Family Pet Shot Twice While Fleeing From Police

Friday, September 12, 2008

In a “freak second” Rocky, a three year old yellow lab, got out of his house on Monday afternoon, says owner Sally Sutherby. In a matter of minutes, Rocky was dead; shot twice, once in his back and once in the back of his head, by Police. According to a witness, the dog was running scared, away from the officer giving chase.

No jail for man accused in 41 dog deaths

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The kennel owner accused of locking dogs in their cages to starve is being offered a plea deal with probation instead of jail time. Jennifer Thomaidis, a Denver attorney specializing in animal law, says the case sends the message that animals are disposable property.

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