Monday, July 20, 2009

Rushville police chief shoots dog playing w/ other dog

An escape artist of a dog was shot and killed by the Rushville chief of police.

The dog was not acting aggressive towards neighbors or the public and was, in point of fact, spending his time playing with another dog. The dog has a history of getting loose and also of avoiding capture except by his owner. Which is why animal control called his owner and told her of the loose dog situation.

By the time she arrived at the location, her dog was dying.

According to witnesses, the dog was playing with another dog and wouldn't jump into the chief of police's car. The chief claims the dog charged toward him, at which point he shot him once. The dog was down when the chief of police shot him again.

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