An investigation is underway after a Regina police officer shot a dog.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday as the Regina Police Service Canine Unit was preparing to do some training in an open field in the 5200 block of 14th Avenue.
A man was seen approaching the area in a vehicle, which came to a stop near the training area.
The man released two dogs from the car and they ran around without leashes.
Police said an officer, without a canine partner, walked over to ask the man to leash his large-breed dogs or take them somewhere else.
According to the release, the officer became concerned about the aggressive behaviour of one of the dogs, and didn’t feel there was an avenue for retreat or escape.
Police said the officer felt he was in immediate danger, took out his pistol and shot the dog.
The dog’s owner quickly got both of his pets and left. Police later found him and the dogs at one of the city’s veterinary clinics.
An investigation into the incident is underway.
According to police, the dog is expected to live.