Lake Cowichan RCMP responded to an incident of a dog being shot in the Cowichan Lake Road area, which is located outside the town boundary of Lake Cowichan, on Nov. 15.
Local RCMP Cpl. Larry Olson says that to date, the investigation indicates that three uncontrolled dogs aggressively approached a man out walking his two dogs.
“The man and his dogs were reportedly backed in to a ditch by the three large breed dogs, when a neighbouring resident came to his aid. This man fatally shot one of the three dogs,” reports Olson.
The Lake Cowichan RCMP continue to investigate this incident. RCMP officers are specifically examining the use of the firearm in a public area, and whether the actions were necessary to protect the man and his dog from injury.
The Lake Cowichan RCMP are asking that anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information of value to the police investigation, to contact them at 250-746-6668.