N.S. police investigate incident after dog shot by officers returns home

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BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - A dog shot by police in a Nova Scotia community as it was ravaging a baby deer is back home with its owner.
Bridgewater deputy police chief John Collyer says the animal slinked it's way home sometime Thursday.
Collyer says the owner then took it to a veterinarian who treated it for a gunshot wound - the bullet apparently passed through the animal without hitting any vital organs.
Collyer says the husky doesn't have rabies and police are still looking into the incident.
The dog had taken off after a cat when it picked up the scent of the fawn in the area of Olympiad Avenue.
It was in the middle of a "killing frenzy" and officers were concerned for the people who were trying to help the deer when they made the decision to shoot the dog.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Olympiad Avenue

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  • confused
    January 18, 2010 - 10:17

    if the dog belonged to a native person would he be allowed to hunt???
    just asking...

  • Sarah
    January 18, 2010 - 09:47

    I would assume it took off running after it was hit and they weren't able to check.
    But since the irresponsible owner lets the dog run free to take off after cats and wildlife, it should be seized.

  • dave
    January 18, 2010 - 09:43

    it slinked home did it? nobody bothered checking if this dog in a so called killing frenzy was actually down - or did they just let it go on it's merry way to attack the odd child in the 'hood.