Racine police say they were forced to fire Sunday on two loose dogs who were aggressive and chasing children.
Officers were called Sunday morning to the 1700 block of Connolly in reference to two pit bulls dogs running loose, chasing children and acting aggressively. The pair also tried to attack another dog in the 1500 block of Grove and charged at police when they arrived and tried to exit their vehicles.
Police requested the tranquilizer gun, but while they waited officers say they saw the dogs attack a cat in front of a home in the 1400 block of Deane Blvd.
“Officers continued to witness aggressive behavior from the two dogs, at which time, due to the aggressive nature of the dogs, lethal force was used in the interest of public safety,” Racine Police Chief Art Howell said in an email to Racine County Eye.
One dog died at the scene and the other – which ran to a driveway in the 1500 block of Deane Blvd. – will most likely require surgery for its wounds, he added.
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