Pit bull owner Nova Guymon is getting her dog back from the veterinary hospital today, and she’s determined to make police pay the $3,200 bill.
“You don’t come onto a dog’s property and shoot it,” Guymon, a 46-year-old United Parcel Service employee, told the Los Angeles Times. She said the dog, named Rednose, was shot once in the shoulder and has required extensive surgery.
Police in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, say a border collie was being walked by its owner on a sidewalk when the pit bull attacked it. An officer responding to the scene tried to break up the dogs by kicking the pit bull and using a Taser. The officer eventually shot the pit bull, which then let go of the collie.
But Guymon says Rednose was minding her own business when an off-leash dog wandered into her territory. She said Rednose was defending her turf.