#Animal Rights
Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police

Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:45AM EDT, Last Updated Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:13PM EDT

Police have confirmed that an animal that was shot and killed Monday night in Collingwood was in fact a dog and not a coyote.

Ontario Provincial Police were heavily criticized Monday after a video surfaced showing a police vehicle running over the animal, continuing down the street, turning around and running over the animal again.

In a second clip, a police cruiser is seen and a single gunshot can be heard.

An image from a video shows a police cruiser about to ram a dog in Collingwood on Oct. 19.

Resident Kelly O'Neil told CTV News Tuesday that the officer appeared to nudge the animal with its front bumper in an attempt to coax it away, before running it over.

"It just kept hanging around the vehicle and was not afraid of it at all," O'Neil said.

Police were first called to the scene by someone who reported seeing a large coyote in the area of Seventh Street, between Walnut and Oak streets, sometime around 9:30 p.m.

In a news release issued Tuesday, police said that “for the safety of the community, police had to put down this animal.”

But a resident in the area told CTV News he believed the animal that was crushed and shot was his aging, blind and deaf dog. On Wednesday, the man confirmed it was his dog that was killed.

The OPP said Wednesday they have contacted the dog’s owner and are continuing to investigate what happened.

"I think running her over was maybe a little inhumane", the dog's owner, identified as Scott, told CTV News on Tuesday.

Residents on the street are now demanding answers saying they are outraged at what they perceive to be animal cruelty.

This appeal to the OPP is on behalf of Canadians andpeople around the world who are outraged by the unnecessary actions taken by on OPP officer in Collingwood on October 20, 2015.

This office demonstrated cruelty in it's greatest form, attacking and murdering a faithful pet that he/she claims was mistaken for a possible coyote and defends his/her actions by claiming that these actions were instituted to protect the public. Upon observing the video of this person repeatedly slamming this dog, I failed to see any public on the streets of Collingwood, nor did I find it necessary for the police vehicle to run over the animal again and again. I do not believe this was an effort in public safety, but rather an opportunity for a police office to abuse their power.

My concerns are that if this officer can abuse their power in such a manner when dealing with an animal, how will they abuse their power dealing with the public? Why weren't animal control agencies called in? Why was protocol not followed? Why does this officer have the right to act like a pig?

I, the undersigned, move that this officer be dismissed from the force without pay.

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