Duanesburg dog in serious condition after being shot by sheriff’s deputy

A deputy shot a dog in Duanesburg. The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating.

Deputies received a 911 call reporting two loose dogs on Duane Avenue in Duanesburg Monday morning, the sheriff said.

A deputy said a German Shepard charged at him, and bit his leg.

The deputy said he had no choice but to shoot the dog, investigators said.

The dog was taken to the vet, and taken into surgery.

The deputy was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment.