Police shoot vicious dog after attack in Niagara Falls home

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Published July 8, 2024 at 8:51 pm

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An investigation has been launched after police shot and killed a dog that was attacking homeowners and then turned on them Monday morning (July 8) in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Regional Police received a call around 8:20 a.m. regarding an animal complaint in the area of Margaret Street and Argyll Crescent.

Upon arrival, police found a dog “actively” attacking the residents inside the home.

“One officer was immediately attacked and was bitten on the hand,” said Niagara police.

The officer proceeded to fight off the dog, but when trying to get away the dog lunched at him and bit him again.

“As a result, officers euthanized the animal,” said police.

The two residents of the home and officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The investigation by both the police and Humane Society remains ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident, is asked to contact police at 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1002200.

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