Ziggy, an eight-year-old blue heeler/border collie mix, was shot and killed on Monday night by deputies who allegedly responded to the wrong address following a business alarm in Denver, Colo.
When the door was opened, Ziggy, who weighed all of 35 pounds, ran out and was shot three times.
Fisher described the horrible incident:
"They just opened the door and opened fire on my dog,"
Fisher alleges that the deputies told him to calm down and advised that he could "get a new dog."
Fisher, along with Jennifer Edwards, a lawyer and founder of the Animal Law Center, met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the incident.
"This is becoming an epidemic in Colorado,"
"[Police] are killing our family members."
Fisher had owned his dog since he was just six weeks old. He is devastated by the tragic and unexpected loss of his long-time companion.
The sheriff's department is investigating the situation.
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