A “Carnival of Deeds” dog that was killed in Florida by a dog groomer was not a “wild” animal, police said Monday.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services told NBC News that a dog handler from West Palm Beach, Florida, told authorities he shot and killed the dog on May 16.
“A total of two people have reported this incident to us,” said Sgt. Mike Gannon with the Florida Department Of Agriculture and Culinary Services.
He added that the dog, named Daisy, was not an exotic animal.
In a statement, a department spokesperson said: “We take these types of incidents very seriously and are working with the state to determine the exact cause of death.”
“We are in the process of gathering all the facts and we will provide an update when available,” the statement said.
“The department’s Animal Care and Control team will also be working with Florida Fish and Wildlife to ensure the welfare of the animal.”
The department told NBC that Daisy had been shot twice.
The dog was taken to the University of South Florida’s Veterinary Medical Center, where it died on Monday.
Gannon said Daisy was shot through the abdomen.
The investigation is ongoing.