A group of American pet owners is calling for a national day of mourning for pets in the wake of the killing of two American golden retrievers.
The group of people, who have called for the national mourning, say their animals have died from injuries inflicted by a police dog in the past and are also the victims of domestic violence.
The owners say their dogs were “in need of rescue and care.”
The owners of Golden Retrievers Rocky and Rocky (pictured above) are calling for an end to the killing and euthanasia of domestic animals.
The owners of the dogs, Rocky and Bronco, were fatally shot by an Albuquerque police dog on June 30, 2017.
Read moreThe owners have written letters to President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and House Speaker Paul Ryan calling for the federal government to provide more assistance to help animals in need.
In the letter to Trump, the group wrote:”We call on you to take immediate action to make public and implement a national memorial day for our beloved Golden Retriever, Rocky.
The outpouring of compassion and compassion for our family, and the public, is astounding.
We implore you to honor this historic occasion by ending the killing, and to end the practice of euthanasia for our golden retrieves.”
The letter to Ryan is signed by four other American owners of golden retrievs, including David Cazenave, an executive director of the National Golden Retreive Association, who said he is “heartbroken” by the loss of the animals.
The group also called for a new law that would allow dogs to be shot without a court order, calling it “an outrageous abuse of the judicial process.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.