Pasco deputy shoots charging rottweiler, kills dog at owner’s request
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 1:42 PM CDT – By WFLA.com web staff
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released a disturbing bodycam video that recorded a sheriff’s deputy as he shot a charging rottweiler, then shot the dog again at the owner’s request, to kill the 88-pound dog.
It’s an unfortunate situation that angered one animal lover so much, that person phoned the sheriff’s office and threatened an employee’s life.
This disturbing chain of events prompted Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco to release the video to show how the deputy tried to protect himself.
The video also shows the angry owner of the dog swearing at the deputy and repeatedly demanding that he shoot the dog again, to kill him. The dog appears not to be gravely injured before he is shot dead.
Nocco said that the deputy, who is a war veteran, was calm and did everything right.
Florida Cop Jumps Fence, Shoots Dog in Driveway while Responding to Burglar Alarm Call
It’s disturbing video that’s sparking outrage today of a Florida cop shooting a dog that he says was about to attack him.
Now the dog’s owner, Carla Gloger, is speaking out, and she’s livid!
The deputy was responding to a burglar alarm report at Gloger’s farm near Tampa. With his body camera running, he jumped the fence and walked up the driveway when two Rottweilers came running. That’s when he pulled out his gun.
The dog owner couldn’t believe what just happened.
“He came right at me, ma’am,” said the deputy.
“No, he did not!” replied Gloger.
“I got it on camera. I got it on camera,” said the deputy.
“He’s just a puppy,” Gloger exclaimed.
“He wasn’t attacking you. I want to see the video,” she said.
The dog, named Cowboy, was badly wounded and Carla Gloger asked the deputy to end his suffering.
Rottweilers require intense and rigorous training from a very early age. These canines need a physically strong, consistent leader or handler. Their size and power should always be taken into consideration in all situations and circumstances. Due to the delicate nature of interactions with other animals, it is not recommended that Rottweilers participate in dog play groups or dog parks. They need a secure fenced yard. Invisible fencing is not appropriate or dependable to protect the dog as well as children and other animals that may wander onto the premises. Proper fencing is not only to protect the dog, but for the public due to the Rottweiler’s intense guarding instinct. They can also be trained to accept visitors eagerly; however, if they sense anything out of the ordinary, interactions can quickly escalate to aggression. A slow and gentle introduction to strangers is a highly recommended as a safety precaution. Despite all the positive qualities Rottweilers possess, they can be difficult to own and may not work well as family pets, especially if there are small children in the household.
Many property management companies, landlords, and insurance companies have policies against Rottweiler ownership. Some communities have restrictions or bans against the breed. Proper research needs to be done prior to ownership to ensure the dog will be allowed.
Rottweilers are prone to entropion, ectropion, hip dysplasia, cancer, and ACL issues. They can overheat easily and hot temperatures can be deadly. They are average shedders and require little grooming. They are large dogs, weighing 75-130 pounds and have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
In North America from 1982-2014, Rottweilers were responsible for 535 attacks on humans, resulting in 85 deaths. Rottweiler mixes were responsible for 30 attacks on humans, resulting in 4 deaths.
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POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff