A Guthrie police officer was forced to shoot an aggressive dog after it was found charging after two children on Monday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Walnut and Harrison, at approximately 4:06 p.m., in reference to a pit bulldog chasing pedestrians in the 700 block of E. Harrison.
The dog began to charge after two children, who were on bicycles, however the officer was able to grab the attention of the animal away from the children.
The animal came within 10 to fifteen feet of the officer when it began to growl, forcing the officer to fire one round wounding the animal. The dog ran back to a residence where it was later located and terminated.
The animal’s owner, Harold Noyes, arrived to the area and became disorderly and was arrested for obstructing an officer and resisting arrest. However, charges were later dropped by the District Attorney’s office.
According to dogbitelaw.com, dog bite losses exceed $1 billion per year. In 2010 there were 34 fatal dog attacks in the USA and more than 350,000 dog bite victims are seen in emergency rooms every year.
Thank u GPD those dog chase our son all the tym when he is on his way to school. I know he will fill safe. Thank u guz so much.