CHIPPEWA FALLS WI - A LOOSE PIT BULL WAS SHOT BY AN OFFICER AFTER IT CHOMPED DOWN ON A SMALLER DOG AND "LOCKED" ITS JAWS ON ITS NECK
An officer from the Chippewa Falls Police Department shot and killed a pit bull Tuesday evening when it attacked a smaller dog.
According to a police report:
Police officers were dispatched at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Spruce and Oak streets for reports of a dog running loose in the area. The dog was described as a pit bull.
After arriving on the scene, officers soon located a large PIT BULL in the backyard of a residence.
At that time a young female exited the residence with her small dog. After telling the officer that she did not know who the pit bull belonged to, she called for her own small dog.
That was when the pit bull attacked her dog. The pit bull flipped the smaller dog over and locked its jaws around the smaller dog’s neck.
The officer then determined that lethal force would be necessary to stop the pit bull from killing the smaller dog. The officer fired his weapon and killed the pit bull.
After an investigation was conducted it was determined that the pit bull belonged to Allyn and Elizabeth Davidshofer, who were at work when the incident occurred. The dog was likely let out of the house by a young child who was being babysat at the Davidshofer residence.
Elizabeth Davidshofer was cited in 2013 for violating city ordinances against animals running at large and vicious animals, regarding the same dog that was killed Tuesday.
Another complaint about a dog running loose was filed against the Davidshofers last year.
The smaller dog was taken to the veterinarian and is at home recovering.