Ladonia
8:39 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Ladonia officer's decision to shoot dog in question

LADONIA - The debate continues in the case of a Fannin County citizen’s dog that got loose and was injured after being shot by an officer with a tranquilizer gun.

Jim Rook has been vocal in his displeasure with the way the situation was handled, sounding off on multiple occasions through the City of Ladonia’s yahoo group chat.

He tells KXII-TV he returned home on the evening of March 14 to find his boxer, Paddy, bleeding from an apparent close-range shot. 

Chief Kevin Mayberry says the officer had been chasing the dog for about an hour in response to a call and that the use of a tranquilizer gun is a last resort.

Rook was allowed to pick up his dog the following day from the city pound, in which conditions were deplorable, he said.