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Deputies enter fenced-in property and fatally shoot family's pit bull pup

Puppy shot by deputies
Puppy shot by deputies
Screen shot via KGTV News 10

According to Monday's ABC News 10, a San Marcos, Calif., couple is outraged after their seven-month-old pit bull puppy was fatally shot by a sheriff deputy who entered their fenced-in property, past a "beware of dog" sign.

San Diego County Sheriff's deputies were at Pietra McCotter's home to investigate a report of dogs at large, but when they arrived, the dogs were all within their secured yard - despite the signs on the fence gate, the deputies walked onto the property, and when the pup, named "Oden," approached, one of the deputies, who feared for his own safety, shot him twice.

McCotter told News 10:

He was shot over here and we found him over on this side,

He actually was laying right here and he took his last breaths,"

"My boyfriend picked him up and put him in my car, thinking we could take him to the vet and save him, but it was already too late."

McCotter believes that the person who called the sheriff's office mistakenly identified her dogs as being loose and today, she is devastated and she is looking for justice - she told News 10:

There needs to be some recourse,"

"Sheriffs cannot come on to private property and just shoot."

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