A Broward County, Florida deputy shot Fred, an 11-year-old Dalmatian, when she was investigating a complaint about a barking dog. The deputy shot Fred twice while he was in the backyard. She said she feared for her life when he lunged at her.
The deputy said there was no beware of dogs sign and Fred was not leashed. Fred’s owners said that the yard is surrounded by an invisible electric fence.
Fred’s owners also question why the deputy didn’t knock on their door first when she went to investigate the complaint.
Fortunately, Fred will recover and is scheduled to have surgery for his wounds.