Thursday, July 4, 2013

Officer shoots, kills dog, inside Petco near Lakeline Mall


Two dogs got into a fight inside the store

Updated: Thursday, 04 Jul 2013, 9:58 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 04 Jul 2013, 9:58 AM CDT
AUSTIN (KXAN) - An off-duty Austin Police officer working security at a Petco near Lakeline Mall shot and killed a dog inside the store on Wednesday evening.
According to police, a pit bull inside the store started attacking a smaller dog around 7:20 p.m. The owners were able to break-up the initial fight but a few minutes later, the pit bull was able to get away from its owner and attacked the smaller dog a second time.
The female officer, who was in full uniform, pulled out her weapon and shot the pit bull; the dog died at the store.
The smaller dog was taken by its owner to the veterinary for treatment, the extent of its injuries are unknown.
Petco has not released a statement in regards to the incident.

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