June 9, 2016 12:21 pm -


They were responding to a domestic violence call in Hisperia, CA.

Sheriff’s officials said Buddy, a larger Husky-Labrador mix, “was immediately aggressive toward the deputies.” They thought Buddy was going to attack, so one of the deputies shot him, the sheriff’s department said.

When a man then came out of the house and talked to the deputies, they realized they had gone to the wrong home. According to the sheriff’s department, the man declined to allow animal control to transport the dog for medical aid.

“The department and the officers involved in this unfortunate situation all recognize the emotional impact the loss of a family pet has on this family and we extend our deepest sympathies,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement. “The officers involved in this incident feel terrible about what occurred but felt they had no other reasonable option at the time.”



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