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Will the FBI agent who shot a dog face consequences?

The Monday night shooting of a dog in Rittenhouse garnered a protest by animal rights activists and raised a host of questions.

  • Is it legal to shoot an animal on a city street? Depends if it’s deemed “dangerous.” Will the officer — the special agent in charge of Philly’s FBI Field Office — face consequences? Probably not.

Jordan Levy spoke with a lawyer specializing in animal cases, and has a look at the rules and regulations around firearms and pets in Philly and Pa.

→ Why it might be allowed

The scene outside the Touraine apartment building in Rittenhouse Monday night after an off-duty FBI agent shot a dog (6ABC/screenshot)

RECAP: What else happened?

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Chase Bank brought one of its community center branches to Cobbs Creek, and Mayor Kenney joins the grand opening celebration (11 a.m.). Afternoon brings Kenney to Fairmount Park for the rollout of the Philly Tree Plan, a 10-year strategy to protect and nourish Philadelphia’s extensive urban forest (3:15 p.m.). 


🍺 Billy Penn Quizzo: Our monthly trivia night is back! We’re at Attic Brewing in Germantown this month, with three rounds of questions, happy hour specials, and great prizes for the winners. Free RSVP here. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28)

🎤 Mayoral forum: Billy Penn, WHYY, and CeaseFirePA host the “100th Mayor: Restoring Safety Forum.” The in-person audience is limited, but you can watch the livestream via Facebook. (7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 1)

🎹 Organ Day returns to Verizon Hall with a 6-hour marathon playing session that’s free to attend. Various groups and performances happen throughout the day. (12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25)

🍷 Panorama restaurant overlooking the Delaware waterfront has one of the nation’s biggest vino collections, and there’s a free open house to join learn about its monthly wine club. (2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26)