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Police shoot dogs that attacked residents in Wake Forest

Posted January 20, 2015

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— Wake Forest police said officers shot and killed two dogs that bit two people while running loose Monday morning.

The incident began around 7:40 a.m. when residents reported the dogs roaming at Gateway Commons shopping center. Police said officers tried to corral the dogs, but the animals became more aggressive. One of the officers was forced to shoot one of the dogs in the parking lot.

Officers tracked the second dog through the Traditions neighborhood and along East Wait Avenue before shooting it about 8:45 a.m. near New Hope Apartments.

Police said both animals died instantly.

“This was a very scary situation for those who were threatened or attacked by these dogs,” Police Chief Jeff Leonard said. “This was an unfortunate incident, but both dogs were extremely aggressive. We never want to have to shoot a dog, but in this case, our officers had no choice.”

The case has been transferred to Wake County Animal Care and Control.

Information on the breed of dogs, whether they belonged to anyone and the condition of the people who were bitten was not immediately available.
 

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  • BRIAN0705196743 Jan 21, 2015

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    Call the Sheriff.

  • disgusted2010 Jan 20, 2015

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    He can call a reporter or a liberal.

  • moomoo Jan 20, 2015

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    I never had a puppy, but I did have a pig once. He died and we ate bacon for a long time.

  • moomoo Jan 20, 2015

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    The dogs did not have any tag nor license plate. Neither could speak fluent English when approached and both refused to be handcuffed. No other available regarding the dogs at this time.

  • moomoo Jan 20, 2015

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    Not sure Police carry those darts.--lol

  • moomoo Jan 20, 2015

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    And when your home is burglarized or a member of your family is assaulted, you will not call anyone. Right, sure.

  • davework Jan 20, 2015

    Good. Dogs bite. Dogs get shot. Simple problem solved in the best way. Predictable defenders on here making excuses for the breed.

  • disgusted2010 Jan 20, 2015

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    Hate police much?

  • censorbait Jan 20, 2015

    TV 11 reports that it was a pit bull mix. No surprises there.

  • Lisa Marie Fields Jan 20, 2015
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    DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 20, 4:49 p.m.
    And we ALL can guess that these dogs are probably one of about 3 breeds.

    Any dog can turn on a human, it all depends on their owners and if they were responsible enough to teach and train the dog. Any dog could also get aggresive after being confronted by humans they don't know, so never assume you know what kind of dog.

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