Monday, August 15, 2011

Trooper Shoots Loose Dog; Owner Wants Answers

From WTAE

Vet Removes Bullet From Sophie In Homer City

A woman said her dog ran inside her home bleeding after she got out of her run in the yard and was shot by a state police trooper.
Sophie the pit bull was taken to Frazer Veterinary Group in Homer City to remove the bullet from its leg. Now, her owner says she has a $2,000 bill that police should pay.
The owner told Channel 4 Action News reporter Ashlie Hardway that she has a gate for Sophie and a run, but family members were visiting the house and may have left the gate open.
She told Channel 4 Action News reporter Ashlie Hardway that she's hiring a lawyer and wants to know why the trooper fired his gun instead of using a Taser.Police said that a Taser cannot be used on dogs because the prongs don't stay, and the officer did what he felt he needed to because Sophie's ears were back and she was being aggressive.

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