A dog that looked like a pitbull was shot this past Monday on September 25. The incident happened at an apartment complex in Nampa, Idaho. KTVB Channel 7 in Idaho posted a story about the shooting.
At about 3:25 pm local time this past Monday, a resident at the Aspen Creek Apartments on Birch Lane shot the loose dog. Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha said residents had complained about the animal acting aggressively.
The dog had been staying with a pet sitter. Somehow, the pitbull looking dog got away from the pet sitter. Per Riha, the animal began “going after” residents at the complex. One of the residents shot the dog with a handgun.
The dog was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. Riha said that police do not know if the animal survived. He also said that police failed to get in touch with the dog’s owner.
Police handed out “animal at large” and “nuisance dog” citations to the pet sitter.
It is illegal to discharge a firearm within Nampa city limits. The law does provide an exception when the shooter is acting in self-defense, or is trying to defend someone else.
The case is now in the hands of the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office. They will review the case.
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