San Luis Obispo County deputies shot a pit bull they deemed aggressive four times at a home in rural Paso Robles early Saturday morning. The dog survived and is currently at a veterinary hospital receiving treatment for its injuries.
The dog is expected to survive.
Responding to a noise complaint on Whispering Oak Way, the loose pit bull allegedly confronted deputies. Deputies then shot four or five rounds at the dog.
The dog’s owner, Marthel Rangel, was in the back yard barbecuing and listening to music. A neighbor had called law enforcement to complain that the music was too loud.
Several neighbors told KSBY that the dog never barked and questioned why the animal was shot.
The sheriff’s department is investigating the shooting.