(Photo: Local 10 News screenshot)

(Photo: Local 10 News screenshot)

An online petition is calling for the termination of a Florida City, FL, police officer who shot and killed a dog Tuesday morning after it ran out the front door of a home when the officer knocked on the door.

The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open.

She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess ran outside and was shot three times in the head.

Palacios said the officer told her, "Your dog charged me," and then left, telling her that Animal Services would be by to pick up the dog.

"She was curious. She wasn't barking (and) she wasn't growling," Palacios said. "There was no reason for him to think she was aggressive in any way."

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