Parrot, we are all deeply saddened losing you, such a wonderful dog. We wish we could have done more for you during your short life. We will all miss your wags and kisses!

Created as a courtesy of Change.org, please see the following petition.

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/demand_justice_for_dog_shot_at_dc_festival

Parrot's Story

In January, Parrot sat hopelessly in a Baltimore shelter on the day he was scheduled to be euthanized. The employees at the shelter had deemed Parrot a favorite and reached out to rescues to save him from his pending death.

His face and wiggles just said it all!

Parrot first owner discarded him like a piece of trash in the shelter with little chance of survival.

Lucky Dog saw his charm and sprang Parrot from the shelter to help him find a new loving life. He was placed with an experienced foster that worked with Parrot on his manners and training and received lots of love in return.

Parrot had wiggles, kisses and hugs for every person that met him. His favorite was snuggling up with his chin on his humans shoulder while sleeping. Well that.... and the belly rubs!

The TRAGEDY ON SEPTEMBER 12th

It started out as a nice, normal day for Parrot with a stroll down 18th street with his foster heading for an adoption event. Parrot was happily attending a Family oriented, Community Street Festival in Adams Morgan that day. Tragically, Parrot would meet his unforseen and unwarranted tragic death this day.

Who knew that dogs getting into a scruffle warranted instant death?

As we all know, it is difficult to convince people who fear "bully breeds" otherwise, but we know that Parrot will tell his own story in time... a story of being misunderstood, being the victim of the breed label, and one that will torture our hearts forever.

Parrot was a wonderful dog, just looking for a home....now a life taken away by a single cruel action.
We at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue are greatly saddened by the sudden loss of Parrot who was shot by a DC police officer in Adams Morgan on September 12th. Eye witnesses on the scene feel that the police overreacted, causing the unneccessary loss of a wonderful dog. While this is a very sad time for all of us here at Lucky Dog, we are proud in the fact that our dedicated fosters and volunteers managed the situation in the best way possible, appreciate all of the support and well-wishes from the community and will continue to work to provide safe homes for dogs in Parrot's memory.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Update to the Parrot's Demand for Justice

http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2010-10-26-OPC-Complaint-Redacted-FINAL.pdf

Lucky Dog filed filed our official police complaint regarding Parrot's shooting. The complaint is now on line on the website. It speaks for itself. Thank you for sticking with us through this slow process.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update. Human Granny is still crying and upset over this tragedy. She wants a new Law passed and call it...
    'Parrot's Law-Stop Breed Profiling'
    Keep up the Great work.
    Licks and Wags, Ariel <3
    'Parrot's Law-Stop Breed Profiling'

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  2. This is so absurd. Thanks for all you are doing. As one who was lucky enough to know Parrot for a time, we all know we was a lover, not a fighter. This is such a tragedy. I hope that coward, dog killer gets fired.

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  3. This is simply unbelievable~I cannot get over the actions of this supposed "K9 officer". Any word on disciplinary action? I hope, at the least, Officer Fike is no longer given the honor of serving alongside a canine. Especially since he has previously shown poor judgement with his own police dog resulting in the death of his family dog.
    Poor Parrot!

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  4. this unbelievable cruel story is circulating on Facebook. Are there any updates as to what actions if any were taken against this cops execution of an innocent dog?

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  5. I just found out about this, I'am twisted in my stomach about this....and to find out he was a K9 officer? OH MY GOD!!

    The man should be hung!!

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  6. Parrot was shot and killed by a k-9 handler!!!!!
    I think the officer knows when to use deadly force.
    Your all blind.
    Why was Parrot not on a leash?
    You want to greave?
    Greave for Parrot for being handed over to a irresponsible owner!!!!

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  7. @Bluechp1 Are YOU blind???? Have you not read the story?????? PARROT WAS ON A LEASE!!! His owner was not irresponsible, he was helpless! People of the law (even k-9 handlers) get out of hand with "power" the officer was IN THE WRONG, Parrot did nothing wrong to be thrown down a stair well then shot to death, after being thrown he could barely move so you tell me how could he have charged at the officer if he couldn't move. So there, that tells you that the officer had NO REASON to draw his weapon so K-9 handler or not HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING! So get over yourself and quit dogging Parrot's owner!

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  8. I work in Law Enforcement and what happened is shocking. The K9 officer clearly had control of Parrot in the picture. It was gross negligance on his part to throw the dog and shoot him in a crowd of people. He put everyone at risk. Dont assume because he's a K9 officer he did the right thing. Unfortunately not all cops are meant for the job!

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  9. http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/documents/dog_shot_police_report_09132010.pdf

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  10. bluechp 0 is obviously working with a deficient brain. Officer Fike is a pathetic loser who karma will deal with in a severe manner. Love to Parrot!

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