2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:48 PM
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I realize skunks are considered a nuisance despite the part they play around Park Ridge. I am out walking now and watched PRPD at a residential home in the driveway bash one with a shovel and then put it in front of the car and run it over. I’m disturbed 🤦‍♀️

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:51 PM

Omg. How HORRIBLE!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:53 PM

What the heck

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:53 PM

That’s absolutely not okay.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:53 PM

This is unacceptable on multiple levels

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:54 PM

They cannot get away with thst awful 😡 Damn cops

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:55 PM

Omg! No way. This is so bad on so many levels!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:57 PM

WTH!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:57 PM

Hope they got sprayed

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 12:58 PM

Perhaps it was injured and they were putting it out of misery?

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:01 PM

They know by looking at it what it has?

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:04 PM

Raluca Sibylle may e a more humane way , That's sad . Very disturbing on the police end.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:07 PM

That’s awful and unacceptable

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:07 PM

This is really upsetting. How incredibly cruel!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:09 PM

I'm not sure what's more disturbing. the manner which the skunk was put down or the cover-up to make it look like roadkill?

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:10 PM

UNACCEPTABLE. Sick or not sick that's just wrong. There are other ways to handle it.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:13 PM

Distemper or not, that’s a disgusting way to kill an animal. Unbelievable.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:14 PM

That IS how JD got his start.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:18 PM

I agree. It’s horrible and disgusting. The city won’t pay a professional wildlife service to humanely our down the animals.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:26 PM

Wow . “ one way or another “ completely unacceptable !

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:39 PM

We need to find another way. This is certainly not a best practice. very disappointing

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:48 PM

Lynn Wiemeler He ordered them to run it over!? That is not proper procedure, or even remotely ethical. Sad and pathetic

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:50 PM

Disgusting

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 1:52 PM

Did the Chief say there’d be a public statement made as to his ordering of dispatching of an animal by police vehicle? Still shaking my head.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 2:18 PM

It may have not been completely dead! But that is wrong on so many levels.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 2:21 PM

This is highly disturbing.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 2:23 PM

Question. When he ran over it, was it his intention to make it look like roadkill so he didn't have to lick it up? If so that's not safe. Animals eat other carcasses and now those animals has a probability to get any disease that that stunk had what a shame

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 2:25 PM

My dogs have been skunked DOZENS of times. It's really not that big of a deal to clean off (hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, dish soap). To cruelly kill this animal to reduce the risk of the officer getting skunked by SKUNKING the squad is nonsensical. I would much rather pay a private service than have that go down on my block. Sad and disgusting.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 2:29 PM

WRONG! Sickening 😡

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 2:56 PM

Oh that’s so not right! I HATE skunks but that’s very disturbing. What if there were kids watching?

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 3:15 PM

Yep Niles too. had a neighbor that beat an oppusum to death with z shovel . i called niles pd they told me it's not a domestic animal nor was it a protected animal there was nothing they would do .

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 3:17 PM

The only other option is shooting it which is more dangerous.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 3:27 PM

Years ago, Park Ridge had an animal control dept, but it was discontinued due to lack of funding. The city needs to appropriate some of our taxes to reinstate this necessary service.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 3:32 PM

Omg! That is not humane way to handle things. Disturbing

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 3:39 PM

Anyone upset with Park Ridge and looking to move? Please give me a call today! We can get your house listed ASAP!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 3:58 PM

I'm going to wait for a more detailed explanation from the police. I may be wrong but I have to believe something is missing here. I have a lot of respect for the Park Ridge police and I can't believe that they would just be running over skunks without a reason. Again there has to be something missing from the explanation

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 4:16 PM

That’s just wrong

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 4:38 PM

In my childhood I recall hearing gun shots and peering out the front picture window only to see a Chicago police officer on our front lawn shooting a roaming Boxer. The dog had been in neighborhood a short time and was kind and gentle. To this day I can remember seeing the bullets enter the body as the blood flowed. Horrific. I cried for an hour!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 5:03 PM

You can’t help people like this they are just not good people if I ever saw this behavior from anyone God help them I would go F CRAZY

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 5:07 PM

So sad. It’s a living breathing thing. They are not doing anything to us. People are assholes and so cruel

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 5:13 PM

This is just disgusting news. Very inhumane on the part of PRPD! Just awful! I don’t like to see any animal treated this way!

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 5:35 PM

There are humane ways to deal with a diseased animal. That’s cruel

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 5:37 PM

That is a horrible human being, I hesitate even referring to them as a human being. So sad

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 5:56 PM

This is completely unacceptable. Why wouldn't they call a wildlife service that specializes in this sort of thing?

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 6:01 PM

Bottom line-the animal has distemper which is harmful to humans and other domestic animals. I am not agreeing with how they took care of the problem. It would be nice if the city could team with an animal company which deals with this problem. Instead, tax paying homeowners have to wait until the animal moves out of their yard or onto the parkway before the police will become involved. The final optio is to fork over $150, like I did to take care of the problem. Sad.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 6:40 PM

Hi Raluca. I sent you a PM. Can you please give me a call? Thanks.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 6:53 PM

While I’m sure it was unsettling for you to witness an animal being killed, this skunk had distemper and was a threat to our community. The police took the course of action they felt was the safest for our community. It is very easy to second guess the method they chose however, I’m sure they felt this was the best decision based on the given circumstance. If they would have shot the skunk others would have complained. I’m sure the homeowners who were dealing with a skunk with distemper are thankful that the police took care of their problem and that no people were injured in the process.

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2 years ago on 12/05/2019 at 6:55 PM

Distempered animals are more than a nuisance. They are a danger to your pets, even your children. There isn’t an animal agency or vet that will “deal with” a distempered animal. Ask your neighbors how many of them called the police to have it handled. You people - never happy no matter what. You want the animals gone, you call the police about it on end, you get upset when they shoot them, you get upset when they do nothing . What do you want?!?!

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