Justice for Family Dog Allegedly Shot to Death By Neighbor

Target: Frank B. Alvihiera, Lakeville Chief of Police, Massachusetts

Goal: Punish a man accused of shooting a neighbor’s dog five times.

A man allegedly shot a family’s 1-year-old golden retriever for attacking chickens on his property. The man claims that the dog had growled and shown his teeth, prompting him to shoot this animal five times out of ‘self-defense.’ Demand justice for this innocent dog.

The dog, named Walle, had wandered away from his family’s nine-acre property after running loose from an open door. His owners claimed that they heard gunshots while they were trying to call him back, and feared for the worst. When confronted, their neighbor reportedly admitted to killing Walle, and told the owners that the golden retriever had behaved aggressively and had killed one of his chickens. One of the dog’s owners, Patrick Bates, has said that he wished “he would’ve talked to us,” before shooting and killing his canine friend.

An arrest for this act of animal cruelty seems unlikely at this time given the fact that the neighbor claims he felt threatened by the dog. We must demand that a full investigation take place and that this man is punished if it is found that he killed this dog unnecessarily. Please add your signature to the petition below to help this family get justice for their beloved pet.


Dear Police Chief Alvihiera,

A dog was reportedly shot and killed by a man who reported that the animal was attacking his chickens. The alleged shooter claims that he was trying to protect himself and his livestock at the time he fired five shots into the one-year-old golden retriever, killing him at the scene. This use of lethal force seems excessive and must be investigated.

The family has stated that their dog was not aggressive and would not have caused any harm. We, the undersigned, demand that a full investigation take place and that this man be punished if he is found responsible for using excessive and deadly force against this innocent animal.


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  2. michelle taylor says:

    I morbidly obese,ugly bastard, MUST die a slow and painful death when least expected.An eye for an eye!!!!! Death by decapitation is a great idea!

  3. Stop Shooting and Killing our Pets Already! Try to Think Before You Take Any Action At All!

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