Justice for Innocent Trainee Bomb Dog Allegedly Shot and Killed

Target: Richard Chambers, Auckland Police District Commander and Superintendent

Goal: Reprimand officers who reportedly shot and killed an innocent bomb detector dog.

A 10-month-old bomb detector puppy, named Grizz, was reportedly shot to death by police while training to be an Aviation Security Explosion Detector. Grizz, who was was only six months away from graduating, reportedly escaped from his handlers and that’s when the Airport’s Emergency Operations Center team decided to have the bearded collie “destroyed.”

The poor dog was killed an hour after the airport had posted to Twitter that they captured him. It seems the decision to “destroy” the innocent, harmless puppy was unnecessary, especially when police could’ve attempted to use less fatal methods of capturing Grizz. As the Ambassador of SAFE for Animals, Hans Kriek, asked, “why wasn’t a tranquilizer used instead?”

This innocent puppy’s life was devoted to helping people and saving lives, yet his life was carelessly taken by the same people he was training to protect. His death is nothing short of a tragedy that deserves justice. Please add your signature to the petition below to help ensure that Grizz gets the justice he deserves, and the officers who killed him be harshly reprimanded.


Dear Mr. Chambers,

An innocent dog was training to be an Aviation Security Explosion Detector when police reportedly shot and killed him. This poor dog was killed for no other reason than having ran off from his handlers. The police killed him an hour after the airport stated they had him captured on Twitter.

This senseless tragedy could’ve been averted if police had bothered to attempt to capture the dog using non-lethal methods first, but they didn’t. We demand that the officers involved be harshly reprimanded for killing the innocent animal who did nothing to deserve it.


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  1. Lindsay Savitzky Lindsay Savitzky says:

    Is it just me, or are more puppies and dogs than ever being murdered and tortured lately? Like, I know this is hardly new but it seems like it’s happening more and more.

    • Panther Berg says:

      No, I don’t think so. I think that social media means we hear about it more, I think it has sadly always happened.

  2. This poor dog – murdered for escaping his handlers. I think that says a lot about his handlers.
    I don’t know if more puppies and dogs are getting murdered and tortured than before. It does seem like it. I hope not though.

  3. Kathryn Irby says:

    Hold those officers who shot and killed this innocent, loving dog TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!!! Animals Have Rights Too!!

  4. Shoot them bastards

  5. Drive a nail in there heads whats wrong with the laws put one in them too who let them off.

    WHO IS IT?

    It’s time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.  

  7. These bastards who murderers this poor innocent puppy need to be exterminated.Death wish for these bastards,when least expected!!!!

  8. hell awaits these killers of grizz the dog now. tears in heaven .

  9. Alice Knight says:

    Sometimes I wonder if any kind of official deserves the privilege to in carry any sort of weapon. It seems if a human being cannot control a situation and feel they become powerless, a gun seems to be fitting to fire. I cannot fathom anyone shooting a puppy simply because he ran away.
    The officers involved in this tragic incident, need to be severely reprimanded and use this as an example of what not to do!

  10. Kathryn Irby says:

    No Animal should Ever be Shot and Killed–or Murdered in any other manner, including this Innocent, Loving Dog!!! Unacceptable!!! Prosecute the Trash/SCUM who did this to the FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!!!

  11. Gene Sengstake says:

    And nothing – “NOTHING” – is going to happen to the God-damned bastards who shot this poor defenseless animal!! Don’t excuse my English – as this is the only language that can be used when talking about such despicable human garbage – – –

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