"Rosie, a 2 year old Newfoundland dog, was shot by police in Des Moines, Washington on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Somehow, Rosie managed to get out of her yard while her family was gone. Residents in the area reported a dog running loose in the area. The Des Moines, WA PD responded, cornered her in the fenced yard of a resident and shot her four times. Because, according to police, Rosie showed her teeth, it was felt she was aggressive. Among other firearms used in the killing of Rosie, was a sniper rifle. The Des Moines, Washington Police Department, headed by Chief John O'Leary, must be held accountable for Rosie's unnecessary death."
The tragic and unnecessary death of Rosie, a Newfoundland, occured last week and it's a painful reminder of the brutality that we have in this world. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Rosie and her parents and we hope that the investigation is thorough and unbiased, and justice is done on Rosie's behalf. It's also a stark reminder to make sure your yard is absolutely secure so your pets can not escape or be hurt. Please help Rosie out by signing the petition to make sure that the Police Department is held accountable and an investigation will be done. No one wants to see a family pet go in this way.