Police kill dog after it attacked its owner

SIERRA VISTA — Officers were forced to shoot and kill an aggressive dog in an apartment in Sierra Vista after it attacked its owner.

The dog, thought to be a German Shepherd and Chow mix, bit its owner in her arm and head before police were contacted at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday and responded to Vista de la Sierra Apartments, 1555 Busby Drive, said Tracy Grady, public information officer for the Sierra Vista Police Department.

When the officers responded to the apartment, they found the victim still inside the apartment with the dog,” Grady said.

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gma2four on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 1:15pm

This dog had a previous bite to the face???  I love my dogs but if this were my dog he would’ve been put down after the first bite if it was unprovoked.  I am glad to see that this was publicized and not a pit bull, it goes to show you ANY breed of dog can bite and cause damage, breed specific laws are expensive, and do not protect.  It would be interesting to know just what kind of life this dog really had. 

Herb Sewl on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 1:54pm
Title: Only in AZ

Only in AZ do you have domestic violence calls between a man and his dog.

crazydoglady on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 7:50am
Title: WOW

yeah, wow, wow, wow…. don’t, know what else to say. Have 7 dogs right now, and if any showed any kind of aggression that could not be controlled by me, that would be end of story. Glad no one was killed by this dog, don’t know why these people were not on top of this sooner. Just crazy this dog was that aggressive to owners, apparently repeatedly. Agree with GMA2FOUR, what the heck was going on there. In big apartment complex like that, thank goodness some child was not attacked.  Some people just want to get these big aggressive breed dogs, and have no idea how to train or control them, and then something tragic like this happens.

BeachBum2U on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 3:52pm

I don’t think so. I know some breeds are naturally more agressive, but in all my years I have yet to see any breed born mean, usually the owners are allowing harm to the dog, the dog bites out of fear and trying to defend itself. Not saying that happened in this situation or any in particular, but do believe humans being mean to thier animals is possibly a factor.

I agree, first agression to me and that dog is gone and not onto another family unaware.  I had a dalmation that as he grew older he became agressive and destructive, found myself carrying something around the house for my own protection.  The shooting at Santana High School in S. Cali happened, they wanted a good guard dog (kept away from the students)  today Oreo serves as a protector with security and grounds keepers, he’s good at it!

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