A dog living in a motel was shot by Grand Island police, when it apparently attacked its owner and another dog.
Grand Island police were called to the Relax Inn on Second Street around 7:30 Tuesday morning, on a report that a pair of pit bulls were fighting.
The local humane society says don't blame the dogs.
Humane Society Director Laurie Dethloff said, "We have so many great families with pit bulls with children because they're socialized."
Dethloff said she can't fault police for shooting a dog that attacked its owner and another dog. She said it falls on the owner.
"To put two neutered males, new into an environment together, and a small room, just is trouble," Dethloff said.
Grand Island police were called to the Relax Inn. Police tried to separate the dogs, but when that didn't work, an officer fired a single shot from his AR rifle.
Sgt. Stan Steele said, "Dogs were already showing aggression, had become unpredictable, we needed to make sure the dogs didn't get out into the public, the dog that was shot was within three feet of the officer and continued to advance."
It comes the same day the city council talks about nuisance animal owners.
The Humane Society says its tired of dogs suffering when owners should be held accountable.