LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Garrard County police confirm that one of their officers was involved in a shooting of an animal.
On a Facebook post, the officers say they received several complaints of loose pit bulls in the Bryantsville area. Dispatch received a 911 call stating that two people had locked themselves in the post office after a pit bull chased them.
A second call came in warning about the animal. An officer arrived on scene and said that the dog charged at him. The officer fired three shots, killing the dog.
The dog’s owner, Timothy Quisenberry, posted another account of the events, saying he had already spoken with the Animal Control officer explaining that the dog had escaped and that authorities had known that the animal was loose 24 hours prior to being shot.
Officers say that they gave the dog’s owner a warning, and the owner agreed to keep the dog contained.
Police will charge Quisenberry with harboring a vicious animal.