'Lady' the Dog Deemed Dangerous by Judge at Dramatic Hearing

August 12, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM EDT

By Jill Perkins

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August 12, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM EDT

EAST CONCORD, N.Y. (WKBW) - Megan Shimburski, whose dog "Lady" was shot in the head by a Sheriff's Deputy last month, will be reunited with her pet, even after a judge in Sardinia Town Court ruled that it is "dangerous."

The Sherriff's Office telling Eyewitness News though, that the dog charged at the detective and he therefore, acted appropriately.

The Deputies were at the home looking for Ryann Skiver, a suspect in a string of burglaries totaling more than $50,000.

Skiver is the father of one of Shimburski's children.

Skiver wasn't at the home that night, and Shimburski is furious her dog was injured.

Tuesday, the judge ruled that the dog is dangerous and imposed sanctions including leash and muzzle requirements and ordered the owner to post signage at her home.

Shimburski's attorney, Matt Albert, was nearly held in contempt of court after he admittedly mouthed off to the judge because he upset with how the hearing unfolded.

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