Southeast Iowa deputy shoots "aggressive" dog
ROME, Iowa —
A dog is undergoing treatment after being shot by a sheriff’s deputy in southeast Iowa.
According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, residents reported a dangerous dog running around the northern part of the City of Rome, “barking and growling at people.” Several neighbors told authorities that the dog was showing its teeth and acting aggressively while they were working in their yards Tuesday morning.
During the investigation, the deputy said the dog aggressively ran into the street and towards him and a private citizen. After an attempt to get the dog to back off, the dog reportedly came at the deputy and the resident, and the deputy said he shot the dog to protect himself and the public.
The sheriff’s office says it was notified that the owners of the dog allow it to run loose “frequently.”
The owners took the dog to a local veterinarian for treatment for its injuries and survived.