Shelbyville woman says her dog was shot by sheriff’s deputy Posted: Jun 20, 2011 5:52 PM Updated: Jun 20, 2011 5:52 PM By Maira Ansari – bio | email
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Shelbyville woman is heartbroken and upset. She says her family dog was shot and killed over the weekend by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy after he responded to a burglary alarm at their home.
“We adopted Daisy about four years ago,” said Renee Lewis. “She became a part of our family immediately.”
The security alarm company asked if she wanted police to check it out.We had recent burglary in the neighborhood so, I said yeah send somebody out,” said Lewis.
Lewis says a Shelby County Deputy responded to the home and that’s when the deputy ran into Daisy. “He walked in the backyard and then they had a face off and he shot her,” said Lewis. “She was protecting our home.”
“It’s a tragic situation no one got up that morning wanting to hurt a dog,” said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.
Sheriff Armstrong says his deputy had no other option than to shoot Daisy. He says Daisy was acting aggressive and his deputy had to make a quick decision.
Lewis’s 12-year-old Daughter Jenna, who was the closest to Daisy, felt she had to do something.
“I wrote a letter to the Sheriff about my dog and my memories of her and her personality,” said Jenna Lewis. “I don’t feel that it’s right and I don’t think she should have died like that.”