Deputy Killed Family's Dog, Owners Want to Know Why
An Archer family is heartbroken after an Alachua county sheriff's deputy shot and killed their dog in their own backyard. Sergeant Todd Kelly with ASO said deputy Rich Howell was forced to shoot the family's dog on Easter Sunday because the dog attacked the deputy's K-9. Deputies were on the family's property trying to catch a fugitive. Regardless, family members said their dog, Scrappy, shouldn't be dead.
"The officer has pepper spray which will knock down a bear. He has a taser. It will take down a 300 pound man.. a little 50 pound dog they couldn't pepper spray or taser?" said dog owner Robert Bautochka.
To see a full report including how the K-9 is doing, watch the video on the right side of this page.
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