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Incident of family dog shot by Richmond County officer has conflicting report

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A family dog has been shot, this time in Georgia. WRDW12 News reported the incident June 15.

According to a police report, Richland County Sheriff's Office Deputy Kevin Link responded to a vicious dog call on Monmouth Road. When he arrived, Link reported one of the dogs charged at him.

The dog, identified as Polo, ran into the woods after Link fired one shot, hitting the dog in the jaw. The round passed through Polo's jaw, where it went through his knee joint, shattering his leg. Polo was later found and taken to the vet for treatment.

Kelsey Beatty, owner of the dog shot by officer Link, was cited by Richmond County Animal Control.

In an interview with News 12, Kelsey told the news station her dog isn't vicious and this is the first time her dog has ever bitten anyone. On their Facebook page, Justice for POLO describes a very different story

"A pittie named Polo was rushed into St. Francis Animal Hospital by his owners. ALLEGEDLY, a Richmond County Sheriff's Department Deputy entered the owner's fenced in yard and shot Polo in the jaw. The bullet then went through his knee joint shattering his leg. Polo was laying on the porch and was shot because he was ALLEGEDLY barking."

Donations are needed for Polo's care and can be donated via PayPal at southernsouls@aol.com.

Your comments are welcome as to which version you believe is the truth.

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