Help get ‘Justice for Cisco’, a dog wrongly killed in Austin

It seems there was an incident in Austin, Texas on Saturday where police responded to a domestic disturbance call but went to the wrong house.  While at the wrong house, the police allegedly killed Cisco, a man’s dog, for barking.

Please help get  “Justice For Cisco” by joining the Facebook fan page.  You can also contact the Austin Police Department and let them know what happened to Cisco was wrong.  As pet owners, we have a responsibility to care for our animals as they cannot understand many human situations.  This police officer should have known better than to shot a poor, barking dog.

The contact number for the Austin Police Department is  (512) 974-2000 or (512) 974-5000

A Facebook photo is currently being passed around that explains exactly what happened to poor Cisco. Candace Michele writes the following:

I am usually not one to get into the politics of people’s opinions of law enforcement. I know there are good and bad people in every walk of life, but I always try to give the benefit of the doubt to those that are in a position to “protect and serve”. But yesterday, a harsh reality was “served” when I received a phone call from a very near and dear person to me. The words I heard coming through my phone were nothing I would have expected in a million years—a very distraught voice saying, “The cops just shot and killed Cisco! They killed my best friend!” In shock, I asked what had happened. At the time, I only got a very brief description, as Michael Paxton was in shock and traumatized over the horrific loss of his dog. I immediately drove to his place (which is about 30 minutes away). When I arrived, I found him clutching Cisco’s body, crying and trying to understand what had just transpired.

Apparently, unbeknown to Mike, there was a domestic disturbance between a male and a female in his neighborhood, and the Austin Police Dept was called in. Unfortunately (seems like such an understatement), Mike found out quickly about the call when he walked into his driveway from his back yard where he and Cisco, his Australian Sheppard, had been playing frisbee. Police officer T. Griffin, Badge #6778, was standing behind Mike’s vehicle, in his driveway. Before Mike even realized Officer Griffin was there, the officer had pulled his gun on Mike, yelling at him to freeze and put his hands up. In a panic, Mike stated to the officer that he lives there, and asked what and why this was happening.

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3 thoughts on “Help get ‘Justice for Cisco’, a dog wrongly killed in Austin

  1. I can’t understand why the officer would draw a gun on a man playing with a frisbee with his dog in first place. This apparently is an extreme over reaction on the officers part. I know police are called on some scary calls but they also are to be taught to access the situation – this appears to indicate a problem with this particular officer.


  2. Omg how terrible I feel so bad the laws have to change we are the only ones who can speak for Cisco and other animals who are gone because of an obvious over reaction of a police officer.


  3. I e-mailed the council members. This should never have happened. I also contacted CNN and Fox News to maybe do a piece on this national problem. No pet should be shot in cold blood. Dogs react to strangers, they bark, they are scared. Facebook has two good sites, mr. policeman, please don’t shoot my dog and dogs shot by policeman. A deaf dog was even shot. These stories will make you cry…We want Justice for and for the cop to lose his job, and change of rules of engagement with any dog…no more murdering dogs.


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