TOPEKA KS - A NEIGHBOR'S ROTTWEILER GOT LOOSE AND ENTERED ANOTHER RESIDENT'S YARD AND ATTACKED THEIR SCOTTISH TERRIER - WHEN ALL ELSE FAILED THE SCOTTIE'S OWNER FIRED SHOTS AT THE ROT TO END THE ATTACK
A west Topeka woman shot a neighbor’s dog that had gotten loose and attacked her dog after nonlethal methods failed to end the attack on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Topeka police were dispatched to the 6300 and 6400 blocks of S.W. 10th on a call about three gunshots being fired, Topeka police Cpl. Mike Poersch said.
A resident of 6400 S.W. 10th had fired the shots after a ROTTWEILER belonging to the residents of 6366 S.W. 10th had gotten loose, entered her yard and attacked a Scottish terrier, he said.
“They tried to fend it off with sticks and rocks, but it had no effect,” he said.
The Rottweiler was hit by at least one of the bullets, and the Scottish terrier had serious injuries from the dog attack, Poersch said. Both were taken for veterinary care, he said.
The incident still was under investigation, Poersch said, but police had established the gun was legally owned.