Good Morning America Focuses Attention on Pets Murdered by Police During Hurricane Katrina

It has been some time since Hurricane Katrina but let us not forget there are still families missing the furbabies murdered by authorities during the...

Joy  |  Jun 12th 2007


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It has been some time since Hurricane Katrina but let us not forget there are still families missing the furbabies murdered by authorities during the catastrophe.

Thanks to Jackie for barking in this report from Good Morning America.

Jackie wrote:
I watch Good Morning America every morning during my morning routine and this was on today. I understand cops are human and that Katrina was an horrible though anticipated and ignored disaster but they are trained
individuals held to a higher standard, this should not have happened. I can’t articulate howh appy I am for those families and their rainbow bridge dwelling furbabies.

Lawsuit: Katrina Pets Executed
Investigations, Two Criminal Indictments and a Lawsuit Put the Heat on St. Bernard Parish’s Sheriff’s Office

By JIM AVILA, ELIZABETH TRIBOLET and CHRIS FRANCESCANI
ABC News Law & Justice Unit
June 11, 2007

For nearly two years, pet owners from the low-lying Louisiana parish of St. Bernard have accused sheriff’s deputies of having wantonly killed dozens of dogs they forced evacuees to leave behind during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, without regard to the dogs’ size or the potential threat they might pose.

One owner said her family was forced at gunpoint to leave its dog behind. Another owner said residents became frantic when, they said, they overheard one deputy claim that “once everybody’s gone, we’re going to have target practice tonight.” They claim in court papers that deputies were under ” authorization…of their superiors and employers.

Two deputies have already been indicted by a grand jury in New Orleans on charges of felony, aggravated cruelty to animals. The Louisiana attorney general’s office is investigating and this morning lawyers for a group of owners will file a comprehensive complaint in federal court in Louisiana seeking class action status for their clients.

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