Stories about humans rescuing animals are common. Often, our four-legged companions simply don’t have the physical or mental capacity to get themselves out of precarious situations caused by their owners.

Sometimes, though, a situation arises where our furry friends are actually the ones called on to save the life of a person. Although rare, an event like this is a true testament to how caring and empathetic animals can be.

Cali’s death didn’t have to happen. She was described as a caring and sweet dog. Sadly one police officer in Ardmore, Oklahoma lost control of his emotions – and shot her dead in 2014.

The worst part of it is that the officer actually boasted about how good a shot he was – take a look.

The story is that Cali jumped over the fence in her backyard and was loose in the neighborhood. That is when Officer Brice Woolley saw her.

Cali is a pit bull – maybe that was all provocation the officer needed.

So, brave Officer Woolley pulls out his shotgun and shoots Cali in the neck. Then he has his little celebration. Cali was not doing anything.

No one called about a loose dog that was causing trouble. This officer was a little trigger happy, and he took a life. Woolley called animal control and told them he ‘had’ to shoot the dog.

Witnesses say that during the call they heard that the report would say that the dog tried to attack the officer and other people in the neighborhood. I suppose animal control and the police have to work together to make up stories and lies.

Sadly, the department is backing Woolley’s story too – they say he was justified in shooting Cali.

Woolley reportedly got death threats after the incident. There was a petition circulating to have Woolley fired. How can that community trust and respect their police force if they lie and cover up things like this? Shame on you Woolley. Rest in Peace, Cali.

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