Loxahatchee, FL --
A Loxahatchee couple is upset with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. They say when two deputies showed up at their home Tuesday, one of them shot and killed their three dogs.
Dog owner Bryan Thomas says there was no need for the deputy to shoot. If the deputy had to subdue the dogs, he could've used pepper spray or a taser.
To make his point, Thomas made some signs and went to a busy intersection at Orange Boulevard and Seminole Pratt-Whitney Road near his house, to stage a public protest, criticizing the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office.
Thomas says, "I think they're fully responsible for my dogs' death. No excuse, they wouldn't give me an excuse and told me they don't owe me one."
Kathie Thomas, who also owns the dogs says, "To me they were part of my family. They took out three members of my family!"
The three dogs are buried in the couple's yard. A sheriff's office spokeswoman says she's sorry this happened, but the deputy did have a right to protect himself and his fellow deputy.
The spokeswoman says deputies were at the house to arrest someone who was there, working for the Thomases. She says the deputy shot the dogs in self-defense, when they charged at his partner.
Please - Feel Free to contact the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Department and tell them what you think: (561) 688-3000
The local office:
14000 Greenbriar Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
In: Regional News, Other News, WTF
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