VIDEO: Between the Lines with Donna Hansen

Jason Werling
Feb 27, 2013

Donna Hansen, the Sandusky dog owner who's dog was shot by a police officer, was our guest on this week's program.

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Pastor Ron

Takes some real nerve for her to sue the city considering she has not paid her fines from the last incident and is not pleading not guilty on this one? Sorry honey is is not about rich and poor but about actions. I doubt very many people in nicer neighborhoods have had their dog roam the neighborhood more than once and no doubt their dogs are licensed.


Ok, so for all you unknowing idiots out there, #1 The dog warden WILL NOT come into the city for a dog call. Years ago the City of Sandusky had an officer that dealt with dogs. They no longer have that luxury and the "county" dog warden is not obligated to come into the city. So get off your damn high horse on that subject. #2 Want to know the REAL reason Jeese (owners boyfriend) didn't come out when the Cops were out there with his loose dog???? Because Jesse had a warrant out for his arrest and he didn't want to go to jail. Oh yeah, that's right people, fine upstanding citizen that he is. He was too worried about himself to save his precious dog. Did anyone mention the courtesy this officer gave Jesse by not hauling his butt in to jail, but he went out of his way to call the judge and recog him? Hell no. And #3 NO ONE can say how threatening that officer or anyone else felt if you were not standing in front of that barking and growling animal. You all know that animals and well as humans are unpredictable when threatened. The mail carrier was so scared she could barely talk. AND, they did know that this particular dog was unlicensed because they have Been on several calls for this same dog running loose. A miracle this dog has not attacked anyone prior. Tell me, have your ever been in the ER and seen the trauma of a dog attack?? I have, not pretty. That officer did what he felt he needed to do to protect himself and protect and serve this community. He took an oath to do that! And obviously that is an oath he took very seriously. I pray that you judgmental people never have to be faced with a life saving decision, because you all think you have the right answers. God help us all! Please stop all this nonsense and ugliness. It is unwarranted!


Certainly the SPD's loose dog protocol is not to shoot them on sight? If Officer Wilson couldn't handle the dog he should have called someone who could.

Your comment on Jesse doesn't wash since he did come out. You must not have listened to the time frame in the BTL video.

Sorry, as much as I support the Sandusky Police Dept, I can't support them on this one. It was wrong and you know it.


Why do people feel the need to talk about people~has nothing to do with a dog getting killed unjustly!


Lord have mercey on them people. They say if they were not poor and instead rich peoples it wouldnt of happened. Most rich cant afford a dog. To busy paying taxes for everyone that needs a little help. Like Metro or Food Stamps. " Which theres nothing wrong with "
But I sure hope these people have jobs and not living off the locals.

Besides the dog she has 3 cats. How much does it cost to feed a dog that size. Cats I know are cheap to feed. Just let them out and they can go into all your neighbors garbage. Using the bathroom in their lawn of course before they let them back in. At least our Lakes not on fire. Cleveland still wins.


What does all that have to do with Officer Wilson shooting the dog?

Kottage Kat

Katz cheep to feed
Not if yo keep them indoors
Just spent 25.00 on 3 not so
Cheep kats
Fussy buggers they are



I'm sure K Kat also takes her cats to the vet for regular check ups. Also not cheap.


This is another typical example of Mr. Westerhold's arrogance and obsession against law enforcement officials. Mr. Westerhold should be ashamed of himself.


I don't agree with that. Officer Wilson shooting the dog is the problem. You don't agree?


Diddo to freedom12.


This is not newsworthy at all. This dog was a danger to society and once again a cop was doing a great job defending our communities. Mr. Westerhold however is trying to destroy this officers reputation and damage the police department. What is the reason behind his hatred for law enforcment?


hey matt, nice how u wore that heart during the interview. nothing like showing ur normal bias against the pd


Lady or not a Lady get a life!!


How will the girl think of police after listening to her mom and old matt bashing them?


The dog was acting like any other dog would act when someone approaches their property. Barking. Not attacking. And yes, I do think if it would have been a dog that had gotten loose on the Chausee, or if it would have been a less "notorious" breed, shooting the dog would not have been considered. I'm not saying the owner should be off the hook, I just found the overreaction to be sickening.


Just imagine if the this dog would have hurt somebody, Mr. Westerhold would be the first one to attack the offciers for not doing enough.

BULLISDEEP's picture

Where was the kid at during this .
She said they let the dog out,then it barks to get back in,Boyfriend
lets dog out ,then doesn't hear all the barking and gunshot .
She also said that he told her it got loose ,so why didn't he go get the dog ?