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Berkeley's Animal Care (Humane) Commission to Discuss Shooting of Dog

Wednesday April 13, 2011 - 02:55:00 PM

The City of Berkeley Humane Commission/Animal Care Commission will meet Wed., April 19, at 7 pm at the North Berkeley Senior Center to discuss the shooting of a dog by the Berkeley Police on April 2. 

Police responded to a report that a gun had been fired. The occupants of the premises, who had been using a toy Airsoft pistol for target practice, were required to leave their house and were not allowed to put their dog on a leash as they requested. A police officer who believed the dog to be a threat then shot and killed it.