Wichitans concerned about stray dog problem at neighborhood park


POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE OWNER OF TWO REPORTEDLY AGGRESSIVE PIT BULLS — ONE OF THOSE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A WICHITA OFFICER. LAST NIGHT, POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL — CALLED TO THE REPORT OF TWO VICIOUS DOGS NEAR 21ST AND GROVE. WHEN THEY ARRIVED — ONE OF THE DOGS TRIED TO BITE THE ANIMAL CONTROL WORKER. THE OFFICER TRIED TO DISTRACT THE DOGS AND WOUND UP BEING THEIR NEXT TARGET. “He used his baton, tried to fend off the dogs. This worked until one of them came to the side and started aggressively toward the officer. The officer then shot with his service weapon, and he shot and killed that dog on scene.” THE OTHER DOG WAS CAUGHT AND TAKEN TO ANIMAL CONTROL. THIS ALL HAPPENED NEAR A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK AND A POPULAR BIKE TRAIL. KAKE’S BEN JORDAN SPOKE WITH NEIGHBORS ABOUT HOW THIS VISCIOUS ATTACK IS A PART OF A GROWING PROBLEM. THAT’S NEW TONIGHT TEN. PEOPLE WHO LIVE ACROSS FROM DOCTOR GLEN DEY PARK TELL ME THEY OFTEN RUN INTO STRAY DOGS, BUT THIS MOST RECENT ISSUE IS MOST ALARMING. “it was probably a couple nights ago, …. I did see two large dogs pass behind my vehicle as we passed this street that they were intersecting from.” KELLY BIRD WAS DRIVING HOME DOWN GROVE STREET WHEN DOGS STARTED CHASING HER CAR …. SHE’S THANKFUL SHE WASN’T WALKING IN THE PARK ACROSS THE STREET. “Yeah, they were quite intimidating looking.” AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE PIT BULLS THAT ATTACKED ANIMAL CONTROL THE NEXT DAY– SHE’S PRETTY SURE IT WAS THE SAME DOGS. BIRD SAYS IT’S SCARY TO THINK WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED, IF ANIMAL CONTROL WASN’T CALLED AND POLICE HADN’T STEPPED IN. “Well of course there’s children around here, there’s children that go over to the park and play and even an adult, I would be totally intimidated if a dog walked up on me like that and I sure wouldn’t want to get hurt from one.” OTHER NEIGHBORS SAY STRAY DOGS ARE A PROBLEM IN THIS AREA AND HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS. SOME EVEN TELL ME DOGS ARE OFTEN DROPPED OFF AND ABANDONED AT THE PARK. “At least once a week you see a stray dog around this area so. Usually they’ll run off or something like that, but to do something that aggressive is really scary.” JOHN FAUST ENJOYS PLAYING BASKETBALL — AND OFTEN TAKES HIS YOUNG SON FOR WALKS ALONG THE TRAIL …. AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE PIT BULLS, IT MAKES HIM THINK TWICE. “It makes me worry. It makes me think about dog safety and animal safety.” BOTH FAUST AND BIRD THINK POLICE DID THE RIGHT THING BY KILLING A DANGEROUS DOG…. THEY JUST HOPE THEY DON’T RUN INTO ONE ANYTIME SOON. “You don’t want to see any animal or any person lose their life but of course if it’s between me and the dog “It makes me worry. It makes me think about dog safety and animal safety.” BOTH FAUST AND BIRD THINK POLICE DID THE RIGHT THING BY KILLING A DANGEROUS DOG…. THEY JUST HOPE THEY DON’T RUN INTO ONE ANYTIME SOON. “You don’t want to see any animal or any person lose their life but of course if it’s between me and the dog the dog has to go I’m sorry.” AS JEMELLE MENTIONED — POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE OWNERS OF OSE PIT BULLS. IF YOU KN OF THEIR WHERE ABOS YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL LICE OR ANIM NTROL AT 6- 350-3360. ANKOU, BEN.. KAKE NEWS IS ON UR SIDE WITH TIPS ON WHAT DO IF YOU RUN INTAN RESSIVE DOG…. E HUNE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED ATES SAYS REMAIN MOTIOESS AND IET, HANDS AT YOUR SE AND AVOID EYE CONTACT WITH THE DOG. ONCE THE DOG LOSES INTEREST IN YOU, SLOWLY BACK AWAY UNTIL HE IS OUT OF SIGHT. IF THE DOG DOES ATTACK, “FEED” IT YOUR JACKET, PURSE, BICYCLE — ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN PUT BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE DOG. IF YOU FALL OR ARE KNOCKED TO THE GROUND, CURL INTO A BALL WITH YOUR HANDS OVER YOUR EARS AND BE STILL.

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