FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – One dog is dead and another is wounded after police responded Friday to a concerned neighbor’s call that observed the suspected abandoned dogs playing with a deceased cat.
According to police, they were called to the neighborhood over a report that the dogs had attacked and killed a cat.
“While one officer went knocking on doors looking for the dog owners, a large dog charged at him. He shot at and hit the dog in the leg and it scampered into a fenced-in backyard. As the officer tried to close the gate, a second large dog attacked,” Detective DeAnna Garcia stated.
"That dog latched onto the officer's boot and he was unable to free his boot from the dog's clenched mouth," Garcia continued. "That was when the officer discharged his weapon and that dog was deceased on scene."
“The officer was uninjured. The bodies of the cat and dog, and the dog with the leg wound were taken away by Broward Animal Control officers who are assisting police with the investigation.” Garcia stated.
“Neighbors stated the suspected dog owners lived in a home that appeared to have an eviction notice on the front door. If they are found, they could face charges,” Garcia concluded.
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