September 22, 2014
A Wisconsin dog is recovering after being shot by police over the weekend after the dog became protective of its unconscious owner, Marshfield News Herald reported September 20.
According to a news release issued by the Marshfield Police Department on Saturday, a pit bull belonging to the unconscious woman attacked the officers, causing one of the deputies to fire one round at the dog.
The dog survived and is being treated at a local veterinary hospital. It’s listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.
No officers were injured, but the 29-year-old woman was arrested on a valid warrant.
Police say they will follow up on adequate safety measures to control her dog.