Cop killed my 'joyful' dog with shotgun, animal control officer fumes

PASSAIC — As an animal control officer for Bergen County, John Timmins says he knows what it’s like to have to capture an aggressive dog.

You have to be careful, vigilant and patient.

But, he says, in the 17 years he’s been on the job, he has never ordered a police officer to shoot an animal. So, on Monday, almost two months after a Passaic police officer killed Timmins’ dog with a shotgun, he’s still wondering why those who responded that day weren’t more empathetic, and is preparing to fight it out in the court system.

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Source: Passaic

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