At the link to the story about the 10 year old getting arrested for fighting with her sister, I noticed this link: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/weird/Police_Shoot_Kill_5Pound_Dog While I sympathize with the officers, it AMAZES me that the only way they could control a five pound dog was to shoot it. I have been able to subdue and control a way larger injured animal that was snarling and snapping out of fear and pain by having hubby distract the animal while I snuck up and threw a thick towel over the dog. Once he was wrapped up, he was easy to control and no threat to anyone. Was there no towel in the neighborhood? Did the police even THINK of ways to control an animal before dragging out the tazer? Heck, they could've thrown a laundry basket over the dog and held him that way until animal control officers could respond. If these cops ever run across a real criminal, they'll probably haul out the atom bomb or something! I am really sorry to say this, but I think we've left common sense behind and too many cops are to quick to respond with deadly force before simple methods have been exhausted.