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CP PD Release Details Regarding Shooting of Two Dogs

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More details are surfacing concerning the animal attack last month in Crown Point, where police had to resort to deadly force to kill two huskies. According to a detailed report, the woman who called police described the animals that dragged her cat to a nearby creek bank and cornered her husband as being “wolves' . The responding officers initially thought they were large coyotes as neither husky was wearing a collar, or tag, and both were covered in dirt, mud and water. The report also says “the assertion that the 'police should have known' the dogs weren't wild and would not be a threat to humans is “unfounded.” This despite the fact police had previously been called out to where the dogs lived seven times for complaints about barking dogs. Plus, back in June, the homeowner was reportedly issued a $239-dollar citation for the dogs' barking, which the homeowner contacted the city about paying five days after the dogs were shot. At the time of the attack, Crown Point Police Chief Pete Land said his officers did all they could to prevent the shootings including pepper spray to scare off the dogs, but the huskies continued to circle the officer and cat owner. According to the case summary, the cat owner sustained at least 32-hundred in vet ills stemming from the incident.
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