On April 4, 2016 at approximately 8:30 am, officers responded to the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue in Churchton for an aggressive animal. Dispatch advised responding officers that a citizen was calling 911 stating that a Pitbull was attacking it’s owner. The citizen provided information that the dog was biting the owners arm and would not release the owner from it’s grasp.
When officers arrived at the residence, the citizen advised them that they had to forcibly remove the Pitbull from attacking the owner. The owner was able to retreat into her residence and the dog was contained on the front porch. Officers could hear the owner screaming for help inside the residence but could not get past the Pitbull on the porch to render medical aid. The officers were able to capture the dog utilizing a departmental issued dog pole, then force entry into the house to render medial aid to the owner.
The fire department responded and transported the owner/victim to a local hospital for injuries to her arm, hand, and leg. Animal Control responded and removed the animal from the scene. The owner has surrendered the dog to the County and the dog has been humanely euthanized.