A family in Greensboro, North Carolina are questioning police after their dog was shot four times on Sunday for being aggressive. The pooch, Apollo, is currently recovering from his wounds and is expected to survive.
According to Fox News, a Greensboro police officer responded to an aggressive animal call; Apollo had escaped from the family’s home. The officer pulled out his gun and repeatedly shot the dog, however the family disputes that Apollo had been aggressive and charged the officer.
“The bullet holes are not consistent with that story,” the mother of the dog’s owner Sandy Harrell stated. “They’re all from the backside as if he were running away.”
Apollo is a pit bull, and one of the neighbors didn’t like him. Aside from that, the family loves their dog. Fortunately none of the bullets hit any internal organs, and after one night at the veterinary hospital, Apollo was on his way home.
The Greensboro police are conducting an internal investigation into the shooting.
(Submitted photo via Fox News)
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