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Post by Maddog on Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 16:13

James Hollis, an investigator for the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, arrived at the home of Joe Goodwin after Goodwin's dog allegedly bit two people. After a deputy sheriff shot the animal—"to put the dog down," as Sheriff Lewis Walker later explained to WMAZ—Hollis took it upon himself to "investigate" whether the dog had rabies. He decided to do this by ordering Goodwin to cut his dog's head off.

Goodwin asked Hollis and the deputy with him to leave his property. Hollis told him he was either going to cut his dog's head off or be taken to jail.

Goodwin acquiesced and decapitated his dog.

"That shouldn't have been done on the scene, from what I gathered," Walker told the station. The sheriff says Hollis should have merely informed the health department that it needed to come pick the dog up.

Hollis has been placed on administrative leave while the department investigates the incident, but there isn't much to investigate. Someone who believes it is appropriate to ask a person to decapitate his own dog to find out whether it has rabies is decidedly not fit to serve in law enforcement.

It doesn't, and shouldn't, matter whether he's been specifically trained or told not to tell dog owners to decapitate their pets.

The story is so incredible that Snopes fact-checked it. (Rating: true.)

You can watch a video of a portion of the incident below:


http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/14/georgia-cop-forced-man-to-decapitate-his

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Post by Maddog on Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 16:37

I'm pretty familiar with HOA documents, as it's part of my job. Never seen any that require you to decapitate your own dog, in the event the government shoots it. On the bright side, the owner of the dog can move to a country where they don't make pet owners do this. Cool

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Post by Cass on Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 22:00

Maddog wrote:I'm pretty familiar with HOA documents, as it's part of my job. Never seen any that require you to decapitate your own dog, in the event the government shoots it. On the bright side, the owner of the dog can move to a country where they don't make pet owners do this. Cool

That is so beyond gross. Rabies is a VERY valid concern here, but they were concerned with the people who were bitten. They should have handled it much better than this.

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Post by Maddog on Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 22:03

Cass wrote:
Maddog wrote:I'm pretty familiar with HOA documents, as it's part of my job. Never seen any that require you to decapitate your own dog, in the event the government shoots it. On the bright side, the owner of the dog can move to a country where they don't make pet owners do this. Cool

That is so beyond gross. Rabies is a VERY valid concern here, but they were concerned with the people who were bitten. They should have handled it much better than this.

Thankfully the government agent didn't ask that the homeowner cut any human heads off.

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Post by Cass on Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 22:11

Maddog wrote:
Cass wrote:

That is so beyond gross. Rabies is a VERY valid concern here, but they were concerned with the people who were bitten. They should have handled it much better than this.

Thankfully the government agent didn't ask that the homeowner cut any human heads off.  

That’s a whole other can of worms...

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 6:18



I reckon that "investigator" goon's intent there, was wholly and solely to further intimidate and bully the dog's owner...

IF he was genuinely concerned with only having the dog checked for rabies, he would have simply bagged the entire corpse --  and taken it directly to whatever pathologist or veterinarian was to examine it..

That "investigator" obviously shouldn't be in that role..

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