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Runaway Aviation Security dog shot dead by police

Old 17th Mar 2017, 01:12
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Runaway Aviation Security dog shot dead by police

Quite unfortunate.

"Outrage is building over the killing of a trainee Airport Security Services dog, shot dead by police after it was spooked and escaped its handler at Auckland International Airport this morning, causing runway delays."

Dog shot dead at Auckland airport after escaping handler

Would this have been a safety call? I', sure it was costing a lot of cash. Still, I feel for the little guy.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 01:43
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That's a bit ruff.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 01:57
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At that time of the morning, were there so many aircraft movements, that warranted this response? It does seem a rather extreme action, but I was not the one to make the call.
All this at the International Airport, with no rail link at all to the city, sky high taxi fares, parking rates set by the Gestapo & a road traffic system that is best described as chaotic!

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Old 17th Mar 2017, 04:04
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A tranquillizer gun should have been available and used.
To kill the dog is a terrible response.
The handler must be terribly upset.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 04:10
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Who let the dogs out?
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 05:05
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Absolute scum! Hope heads roll over this disgusting incident
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 05:26
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The poor thing was running back and forth over the runway. All movements were stopped. It was 7:10am when it unfortunately finished so yes starting to get busy.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 05:33
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Where I've just flown from, our caterers would have come and picked it up.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 05:52
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Absolute scum! Hope heads roll over this disgusting incident
Taser much use under the circumstances?
Presumably they did not let loose with a high velocity round?


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Old 17th Mar 2017, 05:55
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The poor thing legged it when it saw it's handler put velcro gloves on ..........
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:10
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Originally Posted by aussie1234 View Post
The poor thing was running back and forth over the runway...
A run-a-way dog at an airport....


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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:19
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the poor little falla's handler and others involved must feel devastated. If anything good can come of this, maybe the airports will from now keep some non lethal means of stopping an animal on the loose without having to resort to shooting dead.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:28
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Absolute scum! Hope heads roll over this disgusting incident
The poor handler didn't do much wrong ... getting him fired won't change a thing.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:44
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I wonder what the reasoning was for such lethal force. I'm guessing, the dog being sucked into an engine?

But, the dog was petrified. Surely it wouldn't have gone near an aircraft?

Such a shame.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:57
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You control a dog with high frequency whistles - so understand how confused it would be airside!

And yes, I've had them run through the prop looking for exhaust whistles that we can't hear.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 07:04
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Sad, a normal day in Mumbai.....
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 10:26
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Tranquiliser couldn't have been used to save Grizz, says top vet - National - NZ Herald News

"Grizz, a 10-month-old bearded collie/German short-haired pointer cross, was shot dead by police at the direction of Auckland Airport staff after becoming spooked and escaping from his trainer about 4.30am."

"Aviation Security Service (Avsec) spokesman Mike Richards said Grizz escaped while he was being loaded into the back of the agency's dog unit wagon in the public area at Auckland Airport about 4.30am on Friday.

"He managed to get air side [into the] security area when a gate opened to let a truck through," Richards said."

We puppy walk for another dog organisation and the rule is you never let the dog off the lead unless it is for play or until you get inside at home.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 10:53
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I don't think anyone is happy about the outcome, least of all the officer who was tasked to pull the trigger. With the benefit of hindsight perhaps there were better ways of dealing with the situation, but perhaps the risks of taking them were not acceptable under the circumstances.

Unfortunate indeed.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 11:22
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I'm sure the person who made the final decision has never owned a dog!

perhaps there were better ways of dealing with the situation, but perhaps the risks of taking them were not acceptable
Risks to what exactly?
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Risks to what exactly?
The risk that no pilot or ground handler had factored in the unpredictable nature of a rogue animal being unconstrained on airside that morning.

I'm sure the person who made the final decision has never owned a dog!
As I said - unfortunate indeed.
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