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November 5, 2013

RPD: Dog shot dead to end attack on officer

RICHMOND — A pit-bull dog is dead and a police officer is recovering after being attacked by the canine Monday afternoon, according to a Richmond Police Department release.

The dog’s owner, Billie J. Masters, 38, was charged with harboring a vicious animal.

About 3:35 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Woods Trail in response to a report that a brown and white pit bulldog was “running loose in the area and being aggressive toward other animals,” according to the release.

The officer checked the area, but was unable to locate the dog.

Police received another call about 5 p.m. regarding the same dog, and this time, officers located the canine in the 400 block of Sara Leigh Drive.

Officers stopped to speak with friends of the dog’s owner, who were restraining the canine. The dog then broke free and charged toward one of the officers, the release stated.

According to police, the dog bit the officer on the left forearm, “causing significant puncture wounds to his arm.”

The bitten officer and another officer were forced to shoot the canine to end the attack, resulting in the death of the dog, police said.

The officer was transported to Baptist Health-Richmond where he was treated for the puncture wounds to his arm and released.

When police checked with the veterinary clinic that Masters said had last vaccinated the dog for rabies, they discovered the vaccination was not up to date, said Assistant RPD Chief Bob Mott.

The animal’s body was secured for transfer to the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for testing, he said.

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