Amoré was 15 months old when he was killed, described as a “sweet, friendly boy” with “no history of aggression towards people.”

Officers claim that Amoré and another dog attacked and bit them, but after they shot Amoré, the other dog ran away. Could a warning shot have sufficed?

Additionally, the officer “did not indicate if the bitten officer’s skin was broken or if the officer required medical treatment.”

Jill Posener of Paw Fund, an East Bay nonprofit, said, “It was a tragedy,” adding, “He was a good pup.”

SOURCES:, Contra Costa Times