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The police have a job – to protect civilians from harm. As such, that means many people expect them to look after them and their families.

This includes our pets, too, but sadly, some incidents show that not all police officers think of them that way.

When two NYPD police officers responded to a call at an apartment in Bronx, New York, they resorted to violence on a dog who didn’t deserve it.

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They had been sent to investigate a neighboring apartment when a four-year-old pitbull named Spike wandered out into the hallway from his home.

Excited by the sight of potential visitors, the dog wagged his tail and began to bark playfully.

But one of the officers was spooked by the dog and didn’t notice his obvious friendly intentions.

So he raised his gun and opened fire on Spike, fatally wounding him with a gunshot to the head.

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These violent actions are horrifying to say the least. Surveillance footage reveals what happened at the scene, and you can see that Spike did nothing to provoke this violence.

Please share this to raise awareness that this should not be acceptable.