This is a hard for me share. NYC police shot a "Pit Bull" like dog in the streets of East Village 2 days ago. The dog is critically wounded and can be heard screaming in pain and can be seen twisting in pain and bleeding in the street. The story line is that the dog made an aggressive advance at the police and that the officer felt threatened. Sound familiar? The video does in fact show that the dog did make aggressive advances toward the officer. My question for the community is, could non lethal intervention have been used? Was it really necessary to shoot the dog? If the argument is that it would have taken precious minutes to find an alternative to lethal force so that the owner that was having a seizure on the sidewalk could be attended to, then why is it that NOT ONE PERSON approaches the owner who appears motionless in the minutes after the shooting? I have posted pictures and a video of the incident. Tell me what you think. Go here for video:VIDEO: Graphic footage shows cop shooting charging pit bull in Manhattan - NY Daily NewsWARNING: Graphic depiction of animal suffering.