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Dog shot after attacking Fayetteville officer

Posted September 13, 2010

— A Fayetteville police officer shot a dog Monday morning after it attacked him, police said.

A pit bull mix attacked a man and woman who were jogging in the Devonwood West neighborhood at about 8 a.m., police said. The woman needed stitches for her injuries.

When an officer arrived to investigate the incident, another dog attacked him, tearing his uniform and leaving him with bruises, police said.

The officer, whose name wasn't released, shot that dog in the mouth, but the animal is expected to recover, police said.


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  • mad_dash Sep 14, 2010

    Awww Gork.. did I offend you.. does that hit home?? lol.. and btw, who cares if someone has a typo.. really?? Find something else to whine about please.

  • UPTOP Sep 13, 2010

    The dog attacked ppl jogging ? I hope the owners are held responsible, had they sucured the dogs, none of this would have made the news !!!

  • Vietnam Vet Sep 13, 2010

    It's not the breed of dog that necessarily makes it aggressive. It's how the dog was raised and is treated. Any dog can be made aggressive from the littlest Chiuhaua to Great Dane.

  • SatelliteBgan Sep 13, 2010

    I don't understand the argument. Human in danger from any animal (dog) shoot the animal (dog). I would and have.

  • MillerB Sep 13, 2010

    xarabee- maybe all narrow-minded people such as yourself should be put down to.

  • Whatthehey Sep 13, 2010

    Nuff's been said pro & con about pit bull-like breeds and their owners; neither is going to change their behaviors. It's time to focus on changing and enforcing the laws. It used to be that you had to deliberately go onto someone's property to risk attack by their dogs. Now homes and dogs and children are crammed together in subdivisions and can't help but come in close proximity to each other. Dogs are naturally territorial, some breeds more than others; big dogs can do more damage. The city/county should hire more animal control officers, enforce licensing laws, and charge huge fees for keeping any large dog within city limits. Homeowners' insurers could give the equivalent of safe driver discounts to anyone who completes an obedience class with their dog.

  • Garnerian Sep 13, 2010

    I remember as a kid being chased by many different types of dogs. All dogs need to be put inside a fense or left in the house away from everyone else. Just because your dog doesnt bite you doesnt mean it wont bite someone else.

  • freedomrings Sep 13, 2010

    I agree peppercorns.

  • freedomrings Sep 13, 2010

    xarabee :

    You're obviously misinformed about the breed. APBT scored higher than a Golden Retriever on the American Temperament tests as of June 2010. http://www.atts.org/stats1.html

    The problem is the dog is so devoted to their owners they're easily trainable to do anything thus making easier to be abused and exploited. The problem always has and always will be HUMAN BEINGS.

  • kodac31 Sep 13, 2010

    Why is this even NEWS?