UPDATE -Suspected Animal Hoarder -Shot and KILLED!!!

This form a friend:

“Wow. He was on the phone with the 911 dispatcher, asking for help because he was being shot at – by the police. -Article says he had pets but nothing about their condition.”
If you are ‘suspected’ of hoarding (i.e. having more animals than “someone” thinks is “right”) you can be shot? 

[Bloggers note-Not just shot…but KILLED!!! I have a BIG problem with this!!! More below…]

Link of interest too this article: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/update-28-animals-rescued-from-animal-hoarder-huh/

this the Update…

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http://www.wmctv.com/story/22918092/newly-released-911-tape-of-suspected-animal-hoarder 

MEMPHIS, TN –

(WMC-TV) – The last moments of a suspected animal hoarder, who was shot and killed by Memphis police, are being released to the public for the first time.

Memphis police was investigating an animal cruelty case at Donald Moore’s home on Cameron Ridge Trail in Cordova on January 11. Investigators say he had at least 28 pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits, hens, a rooster, raccoons, and opossums.

When the TACT unit showed up to serve a search warrant, Moore was shot and killed by police. He also happened to be on the phone with 911.

Dispatch: “911, you need police, fire, or ambulance?”

Moore: “I got somebody shooting in my home. I need somebody out here right now.”

Moore: “And you better hurry because somebody’s going to get hurt.”

In the background on the call recording, a TACT officer can be heard saying Don’s name.

Dispatch: “Who is that you’re arguing with?”

Officer in the background: “Memphis Police Department.”

Moore said they had no reason to be there.

Officer in the background: “We have a search warrant.”

Moore: “Yeah, you have that search warrant. Don’t been s—. Get outta here.”

An officer in the background can be heard yelling at Moore, “Hands. Don. Hands. Hands! Hands!”

That is the extent of the tape provided to Action News 5.

In January, MPD Director Toney Armstrong said the shooting was justified. But the Moore family’s attorney says the tape raises more questions than answers.

“If it turns out that this gentleman maybe had mental health issues or other things like that, he was never really given a fair chance,” said attorney Howard Manis.

Manis says Moore’s family may file a lawsuit, but he is still investigating the case.

MPD released the audio but did not reply to Action News 5’s request for comment.

The officer involved was removed from duty with pay, which is standard procedure.

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Seriously when did lives of US citizens stop being a priority?!? The second there was a problem the officer should have stood down and gotten help. Instead he shot and killed a man for having animals that he loved and cared for…Does not say whether any animal was in critical condition…Does not say whether any animal was a threat to public safety -that’s usually put on exotic animals -even if loocked in their cages… but instead refering to dogs, cats, chickens, etc…I wonder if the animals were killed after this all so important killing of a US citizen over his property!!! -Property that the government actually has no interest in and likely the animals were of the mixed variety of little value to anyone accept this man.

This the government for the people…What happened to protecting it’s people MEMPHIS, TN?!?

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned!!!  -B

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~ by topcatsroar on September 2, 2013.

One Response to “UPDATE -Suspected Animal Hoarder -Shot and KILLED!!!”

  1. More likely, somebody let them out of the cages so they could have a “hunt,” ala Zanesville…

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