Pet wolf hybrid shot by Riverside, Ohio police in its own yard

July 23, 2013

A Riverside, Ohio dog was shot and injured after police hopped a fence, WHIO reported July 23.

The dog, who is a wolf hybrid (half dog and half wolf) was shot as a Riverside police officer was running information on two teens he had stopped. One of the teens had an outstanding warrant and fled the scene on foot.

Backup officers were called in from Huber Heights, Metro Parks, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to help search for the missing teen. It was during the foot pursuit that a Riverside officer hopped the fence onto the property of a Norman Boulevard family where they saw the juvenile enter.

The officer said when he looked up, he was staring down a wolf. It was at this time the officer says the dog lunged at him, forcing him to fire his weapon. The wolf hybrid suffered non-life-threatening injuries to the mouth and was taken to a vet for treatment.

The teen was found hiding under a van in the back of the property and was taken to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center.

Once again we have a case of a dog being shot on its own property by an officer who jumped a fence. Do the officers not look for a family dog? Do they not realize a fence most likely means the family is a responsible pet owner, and want to keep their pet safe within the property?

So much for keeping dogs safe in their own back yard…

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