Monday, August 8, 2011

Dog-on-dog attacks reported in Elgin

From The Courier News

One dog was killed and another injured Sunday in separate canine attacks, police said.
In the first incident, a poodle was killed when a pit bull jumped through a screened window and attacked as the poodle’s owners walked it Sunday afternoon.
According to a police report, the poodle’s owners were walking the dog about 3:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Lawrence Avenue past a house with “Beware of dog” warning signs and a fence, but with the fence gate open. As they walked past, the pit bull jumped through a screened window and attacked the smaller dog, shaking it until it died. The dog’s owner’s fiancee shouted, trying to get the pit bull off the smaller dog, the report said, but was unable to until after the poodle was killed.
While the dog’s owner, who arrived after the attack, said the dog had never been aggressive, another window in the house was broken by the dog in the past, he told police. The pit bull’s owner was issued citations charging attacking and biting/prohibited conduct, having no collar and tags, allowing a dog at large, and vicious behavior by a dog. The pit bull’s owner agreed to reimburse the poodle’s owner for the cost of the dog, which had been purchased a few days earlier, and for the dog’s cremation, the report said.
A second dog-on-dog attack was reported at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Spring Creek Road. According to police, a boxer/Labrador mix ran out of its home and attacked a dog, no breed available, as the owner walked it past the home. The second dog was not killed but did have puncture wounds. The owner of the attacking dog was issued a citation for dangerous behavior, reports said.

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