WTAQ talk radio reports Green Bay (Wisconsin) police called “time’s up” on a local pet owner’s labradoodle Dudley. And how.
A passer-by spotted Ray Hawley’s [runaway] Labradoodle close to a bridge on Interstate 43. Officers said they spent over an hour trying to capture the pet named Dudley by using food, a snaring pole, pepper spray, and a Taser stun gun. But the dog continued to threaten going into traffic on the busy bridge. So officers shot Dudley four times with a rifle, saying they didn’t want the dog to cause an accident. Hawley said the officers should have checked to see if the pet was missing – and they could have avoided the whole scenario by calling him so he could pick the dog up.
There is some irony here. Wisconsin is home to “Vest-a-Dog”: a program that provides police canines with bullet and stab-proof vests. I kid you not.