(Daily Caller) An East Texas man is sad and furious after a sheriff's deputy shot his dog, Candy, without provocation.
The shot did not kill the dog instantaneously. The man, Cole Middleton of Rains County, Texas, was forced to put Candy out of her misery with his own bare hands.
Middleton owns a dairy farm, and Candy was his cattle-herding dog, according to KLTV 7.
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The officer came to the house in response to Middleton's 911 call. Middleton made the call around 11:00 AM, after returning to his home and finding it robbed. Middleton was in his fields when the officer showed up. He was hurrying back to the house when the deputy shot Candy.