11/28/2013 12:43 EST | Updated 01/28/2014 05:59 EST

Dog Shot In The Face By Calgary Police Officer Returned To Owners

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CALGARY - A dog shot in the face after biting a Calgary police officer has been returned to its owners and won't be designated a vicious animal.

The young pitbull has been in the custody of Animal Services since July when it bit the officer in the chest during a traffic stop and was then shot.

The owners had warned that the dog named Pig was young and easily frightened.

The officer, who was wearing a protective vest, wasn’t hurt, and the dog recovered after surgery.

A judge has ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to suggest the dog would harm another person.

The dog’s owners say they are considering legal action.

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