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Dog Shot by Hatboro Police Needs $6K in Vet Care, Family Says

“Lola's life is now on the line over a senseless act of violence,” the GoFundMe page reads.

This photo of Lola the dog and her family appeared on the GoFundMe page.
This photo of Lola the dog and her family appeared on the GoFundMe page.

The friends and family of a dog shot by police in Hatboro this weekend have started an online fundraising page to help offset the cost of vet bills. The GoFundMe page, created Saturday, has raised more than $5,500 as of Tuesday afternoon.

According to friends and family, the dog, Lola, was shot by police Saturday after she left her yard. She will need surgery, which the family says is estimated to cost approximately $6,000.

According to a summary on the page, the dog approached a neighbor in a “friendly manner” and was shot by police. “Lola's life is now on the line over a senseless act of violence,” the GoFundMe page reads.

An eyewitness shared this video from the scene with Patch. 

Hatboro police have not released a statement about the incident. 

Gina TB May 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Has anyone ever had a toddler get away from you in a store or in a crowd?? how would you feel if something happened to your toddler? Remember dogs pretty much are toddlers that never grow up. Even in the best secured yards dogs like toddlers will get curious and wander off at times. I remember when our dog was a puppy, i thought he was outside staked in the yard and our neighbor 2 doors away found him dragging his chain and stake behind him up the street. i have neighbors who's dogs will jump a 6 ft fence or dig under the fence to go exploring.
lindaguerin702 May 29, 2014 at 12:02 PM
I think the police officer who shot the dog should pay the vet bill. Simple as that..
Tito DeTurro May 30, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Yup, let's keep blaming the cops before all the facts are in. What's next? "No, no, Lola wasn't baring her teeth and acting aggressively. She was smiling at the cops. He should have known that as it is on everyone else to have the ability to predict what my dog is going to do".
Tito DeTurro May 30, 2014 at 03:32 PM
I also have a question about the fund: Why was it necessary? Doesn't the Vet accept EBT cards?
Bill Ballerino Sr June 01, 2014 at 02:49 PM
JUST A SIMPLE QUESTION I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE BEING UPSET ABOUT THE DOG BEING SHOT IM UPSET ABOUT IT TAKING 4 SHOTS TO HIT THE DOG WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER 3 SHOTS WHERE DID THEY GO

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