Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LORAIN OH - A PIT BULL AND A MIXED BREED DOG RAN LOOSE AND BEGAN ATTACKING 3 WOMEN - POLICE WERE FORCED TO SHOOT THEM


Three women were injured after a series of dog attacks took place in the area of West 28th Street in Lorain and now police are responding to what they call a growing issue.
The dog attacks took place on Oct. 16, causing two of the women to be transported to the hospital with dog bites.
Lorain police responded to the scene, using their police cruisers to surround the two dogs. 
According to the police report, both dogs started to charge at the officers, attempting to bite them, so police were forced to shoot both dogs.
One dog was killed and the other ran off.
Police charged dog owner Michael Kirkwood for being an irresponsible owner. But authorities told newnet5.com Kirkwood was convicted for a similar situation three weeks ago.
Lorain police have increased enforcement on stray dogs, who escape from their owners or who have been allowed to roam free.
The Lorain police have created a special unit headed-up by Patrolman Rick Broz. 
Broz drives a customized cruiser, complete with a back seat kennel, and dog catching equipment.
The unit also includes a rifle that shoots tranquilizer darts.
Broz told newsnet5.com the relatively new unit has been responsible for capturing 500 stray dogs in just ten months.
"It has really helped enforcement," said Broz. "We have saved plenty of dogs this year, we just need owners to be more responsible."
Broz said this is the first time Lorain Police have had to take down a vicious dog in more than a year.
Before the new unit was started police were forced to take down two dogs trying to attack them every month, he said.
If convicted, Kirkwood could face up to 30 days in jail and a fine. 

1 comment:

Dayna Hamilton said...

A special unit to 'save' the dogs? They need to just shoot the fucking things. If people don't care enough to keep them home they shouldn't mind if they become target practice.