As painful as it is for the dog’s owner, I understand.
Raising poodle dogs in Coldwater a few years ago, a Calhoun County deputy sheriff came to my home. My poodle had babies and rushed out the door and attacked him in the groin. He was terribly hurt, with blood flowing and a ruined uniform.
He pulled his firearm and fired four rounds, but the poodle ran under the car and into the house.
I talked to Sheriff Larry Amerson. The dog would have to be quarantined for 10 days, and I had to pay the vet only. I defend the deputy because he has witnessed other dog attacks.
My heart goes out to this dog owner. I would have the same feeling if the deputy had killed my Bama.
Howard E. Norton
Anniston and Cartersville, Ga.