An animal control officer in the city of Winters shot and killed a dog, leading to a public outcry. Winters resident Angela New has video of the incident from her cell phone and her surveillance cameras. She insists the dog – a Great Dane named Baxter – was well-behaved and didn’t need to be shot.
The control officer and a city employee say the dog was foaming at the mouth, wasn’t wearing tags, and tried to bite them. New and the dog’s owner, Jessica Hooser, further dispute the city’s claim that the dog has had multiple aggressive incidences in the past. New’s cellphone video has been viewed and shared thousands of times, causing many to be outraged by the dog’s death.
- A video shows an animal control officer shooting a Great Dane who he claims was trying to bite him.
- Winters Police Department says the dog acted aggressively in the past, but the dog’s owners deny this.
- The control officer claims the dog was foaming at the mouth and not wearing tags.
“Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, an animal control officer with the City of Winters can be seen standing near a white pickup parked outside a home.”