Officer shoots dog after fight

20th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – A police officer shot a pit-bull type dog in a residence in the Transvaal neighbourhood in Amsterdam-Oost on Tuesday night after a scuffle with the owners. The police had received a report shortly before that a 7-year-old boy had been bitten by the dog in question.

20 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – A police officer shot a pit-bull type dog in a residence in the Transvaal neighbourhood in Amsterdam-Oost on Tuesday night after a scuffle with the owners. The police had received a report shortly before that a 7-year-old boy had been bitten by the dog in question.

Dog handlers from the police sought out the owner of the animal and found him in a squat on the Steve Bikoplein. A second pit-bull type dog was also as the residence, as well as a young puppy.

The officers wanted to confiscate the dogs but were prevented by three men in the squat. A scuffle ensued in which one of the dogs attacked one of the police dog handlers and bit him fiercely in the leg, a police spokesperson reported.

The officer felt so threatened that he shot and killed the dog. He also fired at the other aggressive dog but it was not hit.

The remaining two animals were placed in an animal shelter. They will remain there until the public prosecutor most likely decides to have the animals put to sleep, the police said on Wednesday.

Pit-bulls and closely related dogs are prohibited in the Netherlands.

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Subject: Dutch news

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