One pit bull dead, another injured after attacking a resident and another dog


AVON LAKE -- Police were forced to shoot two pit bulls when they were unable to stop them from attacking.

Avon Lake Police responded to Williamsburg Drive around 3:15 p.m. on Friday after complaints of two large dogs running loose.

After arriving on scene, officers learned that a nearby resident had been bitten twice on the leg by the loose dogs and was seeking medical attention.

The two, 50-pound pit bulls then turned their attention to a Golden Retriever in a nearby driveway, attacking the other dog without provocation.

Unable to stop the attack, police shot both pit bulls, trying to put them down.

One pit bull died at the scene.

The other dog was wounded but fled. It was later captured and taken to the Avon Lake Animal Clinic.

According to the police, both dogs had collars with no tags. No owner was located.

Because of the residents leg injuries, police are seeking the dogs' owner to determine the shot records for the dogs.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Avon Lake Police Department at 440-933-4567.

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