Friday, September 11, 2009

Kansas City, MO: Officers try tranquilizer, use catch pole with aggro dog

A 10-yr-old girl is credited with saving the life of her younger brother as he was being attacked by a dog. The dog had escaped at some point during the day and the children may have been trying to get him in the backyard. There was another dog chained, so possibly both dogs were normally chained. The dog bit the boy in the face and the 10-yr-old latched on to the dog's neck with her arms and physically pulled the dog off.

When animal control arrived, the girl pleaded with them not to shoot the dog. Instead, they attempted to use a tranquilizer gun, failed, and then used catch poles to wrangle the two aggressive dogs.

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