Janesville family upset after Rock County Sheriff’s deputy shoots their dog

Janesville family upset after Rock County Sheriff’s deputy shoots their dog

April Reed and her family are upset after a Rock County Sheriff’s Deputy shot their German Shepard Monday night.

According to Captain Jay Wood, the deputy was at the Reed’s house to deliver civil papers when he said the dog charged at him, so he shot it in the leg.

Reed says her dog isn’t aggressive at all and was both behind a fence and on a leash at the time.

“She’s hyper, but she’s loving,” Reed said about her dog Sky. “She’s a lover and she’s a cuddler, she’s amazing.”

Reed says Sky has been in her family since they adopted her as a puppy three years ago, and says she never shows signs of violence, especially not towards her young children.

“They’ll climb on her and she’ll just lick them,” she said. “She’s amazing with them.”

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office says they have opened an investigation to figure out how the incident occurred, but say that the deputy, who has been serving for seven years, is not going to be placed on administrative leave.

Reed says she feels like the deputy didn’t follow protocol.

“He didn’t come up with a flashlight, he didn’t come up saying who he was, nothing,” she said.

Now, Reed says she needs help with paying Sky’s medical bills. She has started a GoFundme, and says additional donations can be made to Mt. Zion Veterinary Clinic under her name.

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