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Officer shoots, kills dog in Warren County

A Franklin police officer shot and killed a dog after an attempted attack Saturday morning.
A Franklin police officer shot and killed a dog after an attempted attack Saturday morning.(WGEM)
Published: Oct. 30, 2021 at 3:11 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2021 at 10:47 AM EDT
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WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A City of Franklin police officer was forced to shoot a dog Saturday morning to stop an attack.

Franklin police say officers responded around 4:15 a.m. to the 100 block of Moore Drive in reference to two aggressive dogs who were attacking another animal in a backyard.

When police arrived, they found that the two dogs were fighting over a dead raccoon.

Officers remained outside the backyard fence and called for the dog warden.

The dogs escaped through a pathway and police lost sight of them, but they were eventually spotted at Moore Drive and Second Street.

Officers say they walked backward slowly in order not to agitate the dogs, but they began to run directly at them.

Police say one of the dogs, which was growling and showing its teeth, was about one to two feet away when an officer was forced to shoot the dog to stop an attack.

The second dog ran off and wasn’t found.

The police report will be forwarded to the dog warden for any follow-up with the owner of the dogs.

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