Sunday, July 25, 2010

Officer shoots dog in confrontation

From Toledo Blade

Dog euthanized at owner's request

A Toledo police officer Saturday shot and wounded a dog that, the officer said, was attacking.
The dog, identified by police as a brown adult male "pit bull," was reported at large about 7:40 a.m. in the 1800 block of Brussels Street and Matlack Avenue between Brussels and Brame Place. The dog warden responded and followed the dog into a yard in the 1800 block of Brame. She was unable to capture the dog and asked Officer Lawrence Demski to cut off its escape route, according to a police report. The dog was shot once as it attacked, Officer Demski wrote in the report.
The pitbull was euthanized Saturday night at its owners' request.

The dog's condition had stabilized at the veterinary clinic but it would have needed an amputation or extensive surgery if not put down, Lucas County Dog Warden Julie Lyle said.

This was not the first time the dog had been reported. Ms. Lyle said she received a call a few days ago about two dogs running loose at that address.

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