Sheriff buys new dog for 78-year-old man whose dog was killed

The man was walking with his two dogs when one dog was fatally shot

By PoliceOne Staff

RUSHFORD, Wis. — A man whose dog was fatally shot last month received a new companion thanks to a local sheriff.

TMJ4 reported that Mr. Carpenter, 78, was walking with his two dogs in a field when they got away from him. Carpenter said he called them back when he heard gunshots, but only one dog returned. 

He said he found the other dog, Antone, fatally shot in the field. Sheriff John Matz wanted to provide another companion for Carpenter and set out to find him a furry friend.

Matz adopted Lovebug from a local rescue shelter and gave the dog to Carpenter on Saturday.

“Lovebug was promptly delivered this morning to Mr. Carpenter,” the department wrote on Facebook. “I'm not not sure who looks the happiest here!!”

According to the news station, Carpenter and his dogs were allowed to be in the field and were not trespassing. Police are still searching for the suspect who killed the dog.


You may recall a few weeks ago that Mr. Carpenter here suffered a devastating loss when his dog was shot and killed....

Posted by Winnebago County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 1, 2017


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