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Group protests killing of dog by Metro

Group protests killing of dog by Metro

By Marco Villarreal. CREATED Jan 12, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dozens of people showed up outside of Metro headquarters Saturday "barking" for a dog killed by police almost a week ago.

Victor Patino is mourning the loss of his dog Bubba, a 120 pound bully pitbull. Patino says officers entered his backyard while investigating reports of gunfire in the area when the dog was shot and killed by one of the officers.

Now, dozens of people are protesting the killing in front of Metro headquarters. These people and dogs are calling for change in the way officers deal with animals. They can't believe this is happening yet again to another owner. In order to get what they want these citizens will continue their campaign to change how officers deal with pets.

"If it was just me out here with a sign, I'll say this, my feet are strong and I will not get tired. I will see this through. Like it says, he can't bark anymore so I'm barking for him. Obviously it's not just me. There's plenty of people behind me," says Patino.

Victor Patino filed an internal affairs complaint on Friday afternoon. The investigation could take up to 90 days.