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Warrick Co. Human Society devastated after adopted dog shot

Executive Director of the Warrick County Humane Society, Lindsey Hagedorn, said they become very attached to their furry friends during their stay (WFIE) Executive Director of the Warrick County Humane Society, Lindsey Hagedorn, said they become very attached to their furry friends during their stay (WFIE)
WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) -

The Warrick County Humane Society is devastated after learning one of their recently adopted dogs was shot and killed.

Executive Director of the Warrick County Humane Society, Lindsey Hagedorn, said they become very attached to their furry friends during their stay.

So when Hagedorn got the call on Tuesday that a recently adopted dog, Cooper, had been shot, she was heartbroken. Apparently, Cooper's owner shot and killed him after Cooper bit their son.  

"It just made me sick to my stomach," she said. "I mean we love the animals here we take care of and to find out that that happened to him was just heartbreaking."

Warrick County Animal Control official, Danielle Barnes, said they got a call about the dog bite after the boy saw a doctor for his injuries. Barnes confirmed the owner did shoot the dog and buried it somewhere on their land. 

Barnes says it is legal to shoot your own dog. By law, they are considered your property, but the owners did not follow the law that states you have to quarantine your dog for 10 days before putting it down. Now animal control is investigating the violation.

Warrick County Sheriff Cruze, says the Sheriff's Office is not investigating this incident.

"Shooting an animal is an approved method of euthanasia by the American Veterinary Association," Cruze said. 

He also said people put their own animals down all the time, but Hagedorn says this is not okay.

Cooper's owner has been put on a no-adopt list in the area.

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