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Fort Dodge cops shoot pit bull

pit-pull-attackFORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge were called to deal with two aggressive pit bills this weekend and had to shoot one of them before the owner of the dogs was cited.

According to Fort Dodge police, on March 14, 2015 at about 8 PM, officers were called to the area of 2nd Avenue South and South 17th Street for a report of 2 Pitbulls running at large in the neighborhood. It was reported
that the dogs were approaching people in an aggressive manor.

When officers arrived, they turned a spot light on the dogs and they ran from the area. At 8:08 PM, one of the dogs charged at one of the officers, in the front of his vehicle. The dog turned and ran away from the officer. As the officer took a position between the two vehicles, the same dog again came at the officer in an aggressive manor. The officer fired 2 shots from his duty weapon, striking the dog which then ran off.

Other officers and Animal Control arrived on scene and located both dogs. They were taken to a local vet – Town & Country Clinic – for treatment for it’s injuries and boarding.

Staci Stanley of Fort Dodge was charged with Allowing Dogs to Run At Large. Miss Stanley is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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