Tim Hester says the owners gave the officer permission to kill the dog, though they deny this.
(AP) The Greenfield police chief is defending an officer for shooting an emaciated dog twice in the head, though he says it wasn't an ideal situation. Greenfield police Chief Tim Hester says the officer shot the 18-year-old mixed-breed dog because he felt it was the humane thing to do.
The officer shot the dog August 3rd after visiting the dog's owners and asking them to take the sick dog to a veterinarian. The officer says they wanted the dog to die naturally. Hester says the owners then gave the officer permission to kill the dog, though they deny this. The officer shot the dog twice.
Hester says he's comfortable with the officer's report of events.