Police Pay Vet Bills After Officers Shoot At Dog 6-10-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Police Pay Vet Bills After Officers Shoot At Dog 6-10-2010

A local family said police officers shot their dog, and now they said they've received a check to cover at least part of the medical costs.
The incident happened last month at the family's home in Saginaw Township while officers were looking for a fugitive.
David Ruhle told WNEM TV5 he and his family were inside their home in the middle of the night when they heard gunshots.
When Ruhle checked his back yard, he saw the family dog, a 10-year-old Lab named Buddy, covered in blood and Saginaw Township police officers with guns drawn.
Saginaw Township police officers claimed the dog charged at them, forcing them to draw their weapons and fire. The dog survived.
The person who officers were attempting to question was Ruhle’s 18-year-old daughter’s boyfriend. Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald F. Pussehl Jr. said the boyfriend has a history of running from police.
Now the family claims their more than $900 vet bill has been paid, even though the department isn't accepting any responsibility.
The department’s investigation into the dog’s shooting is still ongoing.

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