Sunday, August 15, 2010

Volusia County Deputy Shoots; Kills Dog That Lunged at Him

Volusia deputy shoots; kills dog that lunged at him
By Gary Taylor, Orlando Sentinel
9:24 PM EDT, August 13, 2010
A Volusia County deputy sheriff responding to a disturbance call in Pierson this afternoon shot and killed a large dog that lunged at him, authorities said.

Deputy Charles Hillyard arrived at a residence in the 800 block of U.S. Highway 17 shortly before 12:30 p.m., Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said. As soon as he got there a large dog ran toward him. He asked a man walking behind the dog if the dog bites, but before he got an answer the animal went into a full sprint toward him, Davidson said.

As the dog lunged at the Hillyard, he fired two shots from his department-issued handgun and killed the dog, Davidson said.

The disturbance reportedly involved a drunken man with a metal pole, but deputies determined no crime had been committed, Davidson said
The dog’s breed or even type is not mentioned anywhere in this article. Interesting. It must not have been a pit bull type dog or else it would have been blasted all over the article and the article would have contained some irrelevant and unrelated incident involving a pit bull type dog.

Check out KC Dog Blog’s post about the issue of Parade magazine that came out today. Excellent write up!

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