Owner Upset After Neighbor Shoots Dog

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 3/11 1:06 am

A Georgetown man said his neighbor, a Lexington Police Officer, shot and killed his dog, 'Angel,' over the weekend.

“She was a quiet dog, but it's way too quiet without her,” said Carla Geary, Angel’s owner.  

“I felt like somebody killed one of my kids,” said Brian Geary, Angel’s owner.  “I feel like I've lost a child.”

Geary said his neighbor, Jeff Brangers, a Lexington Police Officer, shot and killed Angel on Saturday when Brangers thought Angel was going to attack his chickens.

Brangers was already at work when ABC 36 News went to his house for comment, but his wife talked to us and said they were terribly sorry for what happened.

She said they didn’t know whose dog it was in their yard near the coop.  She said since other neighborhood dogs had killed their chickens in the past; her husband was trying to protect his property.

“He never saw the dog actually attack any chickens, he says the dog was crouched outside of the coop,” said Brian Geary.

Under Kentucky law, someone can kill an animal if it's seen attacking their livestock.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office told ABC 36 News that its investigation was closed and that no one had been charged.

But, the Sheriff said the County Attorney’s Office would be looking at the case.

“It's sad to know that we've lost this pet and I don't want anyone else on my street to lose their dog,” said Carla Geary.

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