Here is a video of New York cops killing a dog. Admittedly it is a pit bull but it was protecting its owner.
The cops shoot it, first, shooting towards the crowd, secondly toward each other. The dog is on a concrete sidewalk. The chance of injury from a bullet ricocheting toward people is very much a concern.
These cops need a lot of training. They unnecessarily put others at risk.
Do not watch this if you love animals.