TCSO: Off-duty deputy uses backup pistol to shoot dog attacking his dog

An off-duty deputy with the Tehama County Sheriff's Office fired his backup pistol at a large dog Monday after he said the dog attacked his dog while on a walk, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.

In a press release sent out by the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, officials said on Monday, at about 7:45 p.m., Tehama County deputies were dispatched to the area of 4271 East Avenue in Corning for an off-duty deputy firing his backup pistol.

Officials said the off-duty deputy shot a large Bull Mastiff dog after he says it was aggressively attacking his personal dog.

The off-duty deputy said he and his wife were walking their dog on a leash, north of East Avenue, when the neighboring Bull Mastiff jumped its fence and aggressively came toward the deputy, his wife, and their dog.

The off-duty deputy said the Bull Mastiff started attacking his much smaller dog by biting its throat. The off-duty deputy said that's when he pulled out his backup pistol and fired it three times, striking the Bull Mastiff's side.

Officials said the Bull Mastiff released the smaller dog's throat and fell to the ground.

The Bull Mastiff's owner, Anita Jacobson, rendered aid to her dog and later transferred the dog to a veterinarian in the Chico area. The dogs condition is unknown at this time.

The off-duty deputies dog suffered puncture wounds to its throat and will be treated by a veterinarian.

Officials said an investigation was conducted by the on-scene patrol deputy.

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