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Petition calling for suspension of officer in dog shooting reaches 4,300 signers

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

It's been a week since Winter the dog was shot by a Phoenix Police officer. That officer said he felt threatened when the dog charged him.

An online petition to have the officer who shot Winter suspended has grossed more than 4,300 from all over the world.

"We really just want to see him just acknowledge that  shooting Winter wasn't an appropriate response and maybe be better trained on when is the appropriate time to fire your weapon," said Effie Craven.

Craven started the online petition. She lives on the property where Winter was shot.

An officer responding to a possible stolen car call went to open the gate to talk to Winter's owners who live in a guest house, in the backyard. That's when the officer says Winter came out of the yard and began biting him.

He fired three shots to protect himself.

Craven says she feels the officer overreacted in the situation.

The Phoenix Police Department says after an investigation the officer will not face any disciplinary action, since no policies were violated.

The Department issued a statement explaining their decision:

"The public is always very passionate about how animals are treated, and the Phoenix Police Department understands this emotion. Unfortunately very few people have the facts about what occurred that night."   

As for Winter, she suffered two gunshot wounds but is on the road to recovery.

"I think she's gonna heal up just fine, she's out being a dog," said Craven.

Online: petitions.moveon.org/sign/justice-for-winter

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