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I never knew police officers were that mean! :x

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by KittyTales, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. KittyTales

    KittyTales New Member

    Today I found a baby bat in the house that was VERY injured its wing was practically ripped off!But some stupid girl on our street called the cops before I even had a chance to call a wildlife association and when the cops arrived they took the bat with out my permision and said they were going to either trow it out somewhere in the bushes or most likely he said he would humanely euthanize it by smashing it with something. :x I almost burst from anger but he started giving me some stupid lecture about how it will affect my life and blah blah blah stuff like that!I was like cryind so hard when he drove it away :cry: because my moms friend she is a specialist in bats and he didnt even give me a chance to call her! :x Thats animal cruelty to smash a baby bat not even giving it a chance to live!He says that there are a lot of bats anyway who cares if one dies. :x :cry: This is the worst police officer ever! :0010:
  2. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    I would put a complaint in if I were you, regardless of his personal feelings about bats he should have remained professional and he had an obligation to do what he needed to do in a humane manner.

    Where I used to live in CA we did get bats that tested positive for rabies occasionally so the usual routine was to euthanize them and then send for testing but I never once heard any cop talk to anyone like that about them.
    That must have been horrible for you :(
  3. KittyTales

    KittyTales New Member

    I mean seriously how did he get his job anyway?!
  4. KittyTales

    KittyTales New Member

    Anyway DeLaUk he said that the way they euthanize small animals is bu smshing them with something ordoing some other horrible thing because they are to small for a needle.
  5. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    in NH bats are always considered to either carry rabies or have fullblown rabies so if an injured one is found people are not supposed to touch it but to call the authorities. I like to think they humanely put them down but I doubt it....they don't even bother testing them just instant death for any bat who comes into contact with people.
    It's sad - I actually enjoy watching them at night swooping down to catch moths (I hate moths)
  6. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    The officer in question sure needs some sensitivity training. There are better ways to handle these situations. I'd file a complaint.

    And about testing for rabies; you can only test for rabies once the animal is dead. They have to culture brain tissue to test for rabies.
  7. KittyTales

    KittyTales New Member

    it didnt even look or act like it had rabies I mean it was drinking milk that I put in and it was grooming itself it was acting as though it was some domesticated animal. :?

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