Friday, October 9, 2009

Northport citizen angered over dog's shooting and care

On September 5th, two dogs got out of the fenced backyard where they were housed. They frightened neighbors, causing one to contact police. When police arrived, one of the dogs charged at the officer. He shot the dog once, the bullet traveling through the dog's ear and into his leg, shattering several bones. Animal control came out and picked up the dog, then let him sit in the shelter through Labor Day weekend without seeking treatment.

The owner has a history of being unable to confine his dogs. The shot dog had escaped previously and been hit by a car. Truly, how these dogs managed to stay alive is rather miraculous, all things considered.

The dog's front leg had to be amputated.

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