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N.C. Cops Improperly Euthanized Dog

January 08, 2012  | 

Two Thomasville (N.C.) Police officers have been "counseled" by their superiors after they improperly euthanized a wounded dog, which had been shot by one of the officers after it charged him.

Officer Lee Patton shot the dog, a pit bull, in its jaw and right shoulder on Nov. 26, after the animal charged him. The officer then took the pit bull back to the Davidson County Animal Shelter in Lexington and used the shelter's gas chamber to put the animal down.

The two officers, who are not certified euthanasia technicians, were not allowed to under state law to put the animal to death, reports MyFox8.

Tags: Dog Attacks, Thomasville (N.C.) PD


Comments (4)

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jeremy @ 1/9/2012 3:11 AM

Sounds like they did the right thing.. Or they could have just let it suffer to death

piepr @ 1/9/2012 5:42 PM

They should have resceived praise for trying to go the "extra mile" and be humane about it. The usual SOP would have been to put it down with a well placed follow-up shot.

Eric @ 1/9/2012 6:45 PM

Why is this even news? Those critical of the officers should spend their time on something really important, like saving us from self destruction by selling carbon credits.

Casey @ 1/10/2012 10:02 AM

Now that is a waste of taxpayers' money. Lets see... 15c bullet vs drive to and operation of a gas chamber and then time spent on investigation and counseling? Good job Thomasville.

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