Deputy shoots dog during investigation in Taft

Officials: Dog alive and in vet's care

A dog was shot by an investigative deputy Wednesday afternoon in Taft.

On Jan. 23, shortly before 1 p.m., officials with the Kern County Sheriff Department went to Monroe Street regarding a vicious dog.

Officials said upon arrival, residents pointed to an alley that the pit-bull had ran to.  Officials followed the trail and the pit-bull began to attack deputies.

Deputies said they used a baton to try stopping the dog, but the dog continued to lash out at officers.

The deputy then pulled out his gun and shot the dog.

Officials said the dog was alive and taken to a vet by animal control.

No deputies or residents were hurt.

Due to police protocol, the case is still being investigated.



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