- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Some Anderson County Council members want to make it illegal for a person to shoot his or her dog after an owner shot and left his dog for dead.

State law recognizes dogs as property and there is no law saying owners cannot euthanize their dogs.

Local media outlets reports that more than 60 people attended a council meeting in Anderson on Tuesday to discuss the case of a dog named Amara. The animal was shot, blinded and left for dead in Townville in January.

The dog had become increasingly aggressive after giving birth to puppies and when the animal bit the owner’s pregnant wife, the owner took it out and shot it.

Sheriff John Skipper says he wishes the owner had asked authorities to come pick up the dog.

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