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Dayton officer forced to shoot abandoned dog charging him, report says

Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 11:02 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 1:35 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

Dayton police are investigating after dogs were found abandoned outside without food or water. 

This happened around 8:40 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue when an officer was sent to the scene to check on a report of abandoned dogs, according to the police report. 

UPDATE @ 1:35 p.m.

An owner of these two dogs did arrive at the Dayton Animal Resource Center today to collect the animals. The man declined an interview but told our News Center 7’s Mike Campbell the accusation the dogs were abandoned was a misunderstanding. 

The dogs were moved to an area of the animal center where the public cannot access due to “behavior problems,” officials said.

EARLIER REPORT

Dayton police are investigating after dogs were found abandoned outside without food or water. 

This happened around 8:40 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue when an officer was sent to the scene to check on a report of abandoned dogs, according to the police report. 

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The officer did find two large black dogs — one reportedly a mastiff and one a lab mix — in the fenced in backyard. No one was home. 

“While in the backyard helping to secure the animals, I observed their water dish was frozen over and there was no food. The dogs appeared emaciated,” the officer wrote in his report.

The two dogs charged the fence, and one dog made it over the fence and charged at the officer.

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The officer was forced to fire his weapon — about 10 rounds, the report said — striking and injuring the dog. The second dog stayed in the backyard.

An animal control officer arrived and retrieved both animals for treatment.

The anonymous tipster into police told emergency dispatchers the residents had moved to Columbus and left the dogs.