Woman says officer should pay after dog shot
Updated: 10/15/2012 8:28 pm | Published: 10/15/2012 2:40 pm
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) - A woman says she wants the Cottonwood Heights Police Department to foot the vet bill after an officer shot her dog while breaking up a fight.
Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Gary Young says a border collie was being walked by its owner on a sidewalk when a pit bull attacked it. Young says an officer in the area heard the commotion and tried to break up the dogs by kicking the pit bull and using a Taser.
The officer eventually shot the pit bull, which then let go of the collie.
Pit bull owner Nova Guymon tells the Deseret News her dog didn't do anything wrong because he attacked a dog that she believes walked onto its property. She also says the officer shouldn't have used a gun.
Information from: Deseret News
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