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Decision made on Greenbrier County dog warden who shot animal 6 times

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Max playing with Curry's kids and their other dog, Tyson, when he was a puppy Max playing with Curry's kids and their other dog, Tyson, when he was a puppy
Dozens fill county commission meeting in April after dog warden Ronald McClung shot a dog six times, killing the animal. Dozens fill county commission meeting in April after dog warden Ronald McClung shot a dog six times, killing the animal.
GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) A committee investigating whether or not a dog warden acted appropriately when he shot a dog six times, killing the animal, has reached a decision. 

In a report issued on Tuesday, the 'Blue Ribbon Committee' states that Robert McClung acted appropriately when he shot and killed Max in April. The panel recommends that no action be taken against McClung.

McClung previously told WVVA there wasn't anything that he could've done differently, especially with Max coming at him. On Tuesday, April 21, McClung was called out to a home on Montvue Drive in Lewisburg over two dogs running loose. He says Max got aggressive and started to attack. McClung shot the animal five times because he wouldn't stop. McClung fired the final, fatal shot because he says Max's injuries were too severe to save him.

The community panel, appointed by the Greenbrier County Commission,  could not explain why it took McClung six shots to kill Max. The panel also issued the following recommendations: 
  • Provide additional equipment like net guns, pepper spray, bite sticks to animal control officers (commissioners vote yes)
  • Provide written guidelines for WV animal control
  • Move supervision of animal control under sheriff and chief deputy

Read previous reports at the following link:

http://www.wvva.com/story/28912164/2015/04/27/community-outraged-after-animal-control-officer-shoots-and-kills-dog
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