Topic: pit bull
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February 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Everett police shot and killed a pit bull they say was aggressively chasing people near Lowell Elementary School this morning.
At first, officers couldn’t locate two pit bulls that were reported to be on the loose chasing cars around 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Rockefeller Avenue, according to the Everett Police Department.
But then they found a residence in the 2000 block of 53rd Southeast where they thought the dogs’ owner lived. When an officer who had unsuccessfully tried to contact an owner at the home turned around on the porch to leave, he suddenly saw both pit bulls approaching him, according to police.
Trapped on the porch, the officer kicked one dog away when it advanced on him, then shot the dog when it advanced on him again, police said. The second dog ran from the scene and has not been found.
The officer, who has been with the department for 14 years, was not injured.
December 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM
The Associated Press
ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor sheriff’s detectives and Hoquiam police were serving arrest warrants on a couple Thursday near Moclips when the woman’s pit bull attacked a Hoquiam officer, and the officer shot the dog.
The dog suffered a serious wound and was taken to an Aberdeen veterinary clinic.
KXRO reports the dog had been declared potentially dangerous after complaints in 2009 and 2010 in Hoquiam.
December 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM
The Associated Press
COUPEVILLE, Island County– Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island has been closed as rangers try to locate two aggressive dogs that bit a man and caused a woman to lock herself in a park restroom for safety.
Park manager Jon Crimmins tells KIRO-TV that the dogs were incredibly aggressive when he encountered them late Tuesday afternoon. He says they looked like pit bulls and were growling, showing their teeth and barking.
Crimmins’ partner pepper-sprayed one dog when it approached his car.
Crimmins was called after the dogs reportedly followed a man and woman out for a hike. When the man swung at one dog with his water bottle, the dog bit his leg. The couple split up and the woman sent a text message from the restroom, summoning help.
A search Wednesday with an animal control officer didn’t find the dogs. Crimmins says he did find a large pile of dog food and he thinks someone may have abandoned the animals.
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