Cruelty to animals is always disheartening like when a man wanted to euthanize his two dogs that lived with him for 10 years just because of his girlfriend’s allergies. There was also the dog who was hung and had acid thrown on him and a small terrier who was stolen from his home and dumped in a recycling bin. But recently, in Arkansas, a dog was hurt by someone who should never unnecessarily harm anyone… a police officer.
Deputy Keenan Wallace, who was surprisingly a K-9 handler was speaking with a homeowner. Two dogs were running around the yard, and when Reeses, a small chihuahua began barking, Wallace immediately shot her in the face. She is seen in the video yelping in pain and squirming on the ground after being shot. Reeses unfortunately suffered a shattered jaw, but fortunately survived the shooting.
When the video was released, Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals released a statement saying that Wallace was fired. Ryals stated, “Our Department is saddened about this incident and apologizes for any distress and disappointment this incident has caused anyone who was affected by this disheartening event. We will keep Reeses in our thoughts through the recovery process.”
Although Reeses survived, she is still undergoing surgeries and not completely out of harm’s way. Reeses’ story is even sadder considering she had been abandoned just a few weeks before the shooting. A man named Doug was taking care of her because she was just left behind by his neighbors. He looking after her when this unfortunate incident happened.
We hope Reeses makes a full recovery and finds her forever home with Doug or anyone who will love her and take good care of her.
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The officer is fired from his job, but that is not enough. The officer should be prosecuted and have done some jail time. The officer is a K9 handler. How much cruelty did the K9 unit dogs endure whilst he was in the police and the dogs in his care. The police are careless with their random shooting of anyone and everything. Just the other day a ground hog was shot by a police officer in daytime on the road. The mad policeman was discussed on Trever Noah’s daily show. The policeman was never prosecuted (or was he). These narcissists should not walk the streets with a gun in their hands and a badge permitting them to shoot anything they want without any prosecution.
So thats all that happens to the officer who shot the dog.