In Racine, Wisconsin such an event took place.
Police were called in after a puppy had defecated on a neighbors yard. The owner of the dog, Kurt Hanson, and the neighbor exchanged heated words with Hanson allegedly making threats. The police came in and a two hour standoff resulted.
During that standoff Hanson started making wild threats like shooting the officers with armor piercing crossbow bolts and sending this dog to attack them.
Let me just say that Hanson sounds like a nut job, but that his puppy did not deserve what follows in this video.
Yet, it isn’t just the officers that perpetrated this heinous act that are guilty but also those complicit in trying to defend the officers actions. People like Racine’s Police Chief Howell. In emails that Howell has sent to concerned citizens about the incident (his officers executing the puppy) he defends his officers by explaining how letting slip the puppy of war “changed the dynamic”:
After several hours of dialogue with crisis negotiators, the barricaded subject ultimately made good on his threat to introduce the dog into the active standoff and that after the dog was released, the dynamics of this encounter changed.