Dalia's owner stated that he had opened the garage door in preparation to take his dog for a ride, but Dalia spotted two dogs who were being walked by a couple outside of the residence, and she trotted over to them.
Dalia's owner believes that his dog, who had never exhibited any signs of aggression, wanted to play with the couple's dogs - the couple, on the other hand, claim that Dalia was acting aggressively.
Witnesses to the shooting side with Dalia's guardian, stating that she was not behaving in an aggressive manner.
Though Dalia was seriously injured by the bullet that sliced through her shoulder, she is still alive and expected to recover.
No charges are expected against the man who pulled the gun and shot Dalia - in Idaho, it is legal to shoot an "animal at large," if someone feels threatened.
Dalia's owner wishes that the man would have tried to tell his dog to go away, rather than trying to kill her; he noted that German shepherds are often mistakenly portrayed as "aggressive" dogs, even if they are not.
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