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Man upset mean dog was shot
There was no way I could get near that dog. It had that deep growl, like Im going to eat you, said Kim Pettrey.

A written complaint has been filed against Warren County Animal Control officer Kim Pettrey after the death of a dog.
On Aug. 17, Warren County sheriff’s deputy Billy Joe Crouch went to Cherry Springs Road with Pettrey. The two were responding to a call pertaining to a dog that had been tied to a trailer. The dog was deemed vicious and a decision was made to shoot it.
James Jacobs, the owner of the property, discovered the dog four days earlier and made the call to have it removed, but he never wanted it destroyed.
“I got in touch with a law enforcement officer to see about getting Animal Control to catch the dog,” said Jacobs. “If I had known what was about to happen, I would have never called them.”
A written complaint was filed by the property owner and addressed Tuesday during a county Health and Welfare Committee meeting with Pettrey asked to explain what happened.
Pettrey said she made three trips to the home and the dog appeared to be a female that recently had puppies.
“There was no way I could get near that dog. It had that deep growl, like I’m going to eat you. I couldn’t mess with her right then. I went back to Animal Control and I was loading up dogs to take for their health certificates. Mr. Jacobs showed up. He wanted to know why I didn’t get the dog. I told him because it was aggressive.”
Pettrey returned the next day with Crouch. 
“He wanted me to drive him there so he could go see the dog,” she said. “He asked what I would do with it. I told him it’s going to get euthanized as soon as I get it. It’s aggressive. I can’t adopt it out. He called in and got permission to destroy the dog there. He couldn’t get close to it. I couldn’t get close to it."
Pettrey said she left, taking the deceased dog back to Animal Control to be buried.
Jacobs, in attendance at the meeting, asked to speak.
“I was feeding it,” he said. “I did get close enough to it to feed it. It was like any other dog that belonged to someone else.”
Jacobs added, “You’re supposed to be able to catch animals like that. I thought that was your job. I would have never called Animal Control if I had known this would happen.”
Jacobs denied the dog was vicious, adding it never attempted to bite him and on one occasion, he was able to untangle the dog’s cord and retie it without incident.
“If you got close enough to feed it, why didn’t you remove it?” asked Pettrey.
Commissioner Tommy Savage added, “That’s what I want to know.”
“I didn’t know whose dog it was,” said Jacobs. “Given more time, I would have gotten it.”
Savage asked why he didn’t take it to Animal Control.
“It didn’t want to go, for one reason,” said Jacobs. “It wasn’t mine.”
When asked about the breed of the dog, Pettrey stated it was a pitbull. Jacobs denied it.
Committee members expressed sympathy for the loss of the dog, but sided with Pettrey’s decision.
“If Kim puts one down, anybody else would,” said Savage. “I’ve seen some out there I think that should have been put down and she has tamed them down.”
Commissioner Blaine Wilcher spoke about the facility’s accomplishments, going from a high kill rate to an 83 percent adoption rate, under Pettrey’s leadership and added, “For what I’m seeing on the outside, if it was called in as an aggressive dog, she probably went out there assuming it was aggressive and it acted aggressive. I probably would have done the same thing she did.”
Savage asked Jacobs if he ever touched the dog.
 “It would have bit me,” said Jacobs.
No action was taken against Pettrey.