Police kill dog that attacked owner
A 120-pound Rottweiler-pit bull mix named Jesus was shot and killed by police in Rockville, Maryland after attacking his owner Saturday night.
Police say the dog’s 38-year-old owner, who lives in the Twinbrook area, suffered bite wounds to his arm, chest and thigh.
The dog was killed by two shots from a police officer’s handgun, the Washington Post reported.
“We tried everything,” said Rockville Police Chief Terry N. Treschuk. ”We just had to make a decision and bring this to an end.”
Police were called to the house, in the 5800 block of Ridgeway Avenue in the city’s Twinbrook area, at 6:20 p.m. Saturday and found the owner with wounds to his chest, thigh, arms, feet and hand, officials said. Three children in the house were not hurt, police said.
The owner, who asked police to capture and euthanize the dog, was admitted to Suburban Hospital and underwent surgery.
Police said the dog had apparently become agitated when the owner closed his bedroom door to keep him out. Officers tried for hours to capture the dog, first using a capture pole and a Taser. When those failed, police said, the decision was made to shoot the dog.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 30th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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