Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shelton Police statement on pit bull attack

Listed below is Shelton Police Department press release concerning a stray pit bull that repeatedly bit a woman more than a dozen times. Police ended up shooting and killing the dog.

On Tuesday at approximately 5:20 PM the Shelton Police Department received a report of a dog attacking a female while getting into her vehicle at 1 Forest Parkway, which is an office building. Officers and EMS responded to the scene. The female was treated on scene and transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Officers attempted to capture the dog that had came out of a wooded area, but it ran back into the wooded area. The animal appeared to be a pit bull.

Today, 4-25-2012 Officers and Animal Control responded back to 1 Forest Parkway to capture the animal. After numerous sightings the animal was located in the woods by officers. The dog showed aggressive behavior towards the officers and it was dispatched.

The animal was taken to a local veterinarian were it was determined to have a micro chip. At this time police do not have the information from the chip and will be following up to locate its owner. The dog was determine to be a pit bull and weighed approximately 40 pounds.

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