Friday, November 20, 2015
MONTEVIDEO MN - "YOU ARE NEVER PREPARED FOR PIT BULLS ON YOUR PROPERTY" - SAID THE PRINCIPAL...2 PIT BULLS WENT ON A RAMPAGE AT 7:30AM ON THE CAMPUS OF THE CITY'S MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ATTACKING 6 PEOPLE
UPDATE: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3969446.shtml Meanwhile, the dogs' owner was located and told police the dogs are PIT BULL MIXES, whose rabies shots had expired.
TWO DOGS were euthanized after they attacked staff members and students at a school in Montevideo Friday. Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher tells KARE 11 the attack took place around 7:30 a.m. at the campus of the city's high school and middle school.
Police officers and deputies from the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office were dispatched on a report of vicious dogs on the loose. By the time law enforcement arrived three staff members and three students had been bitten.
One student was using a bicycle to keep one of the dogs at bay. When an officer approached to assist that student the dog attacked and was shot. The other dog was also deemed a serious danger and was shot as well. Chief Christopher says the severity of their injuries made it necessary to put them down.
Investigators tracked down the owner of the animals, a man with a lengthy list of animal citations. Both dogs had expired rabies vaccinations, so they are being tested. The owner will be given citations, and because of the seriousness of the attacks he will have to appear in court.
Chief Christopher adds that all his officers love animals so firing on two dogs was a difficult and sad decision, but due to the danger they presented it was necessary.