Family wants answers after deputy shoots dog

Posted at 6:55 PM, Aug 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-06 19:42:14-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va (WTVR) - Kimberly Bear's family wants answers after a Prince George County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed their dog Scout.

The deputy shot the dog last week while waiting for Animal Control to pick up the German Shepard that had gotten out of its fenced yard. Witnesses said the deputy shot the dog in order to protect himself.

Bear said her dog never showed signs of aggression and before that day had never gotten out of its enclosure.

Prince George Sheriff Bucky Allin has asked Animal Control to investigate, since they don't fall under his department.

An initial investigation deemed the shooting justified, but Bear and her family want information about the events that led up to the shooting.