Mar 3, 2011 10:20 AM by Bea Karnes

Dog owner shoots attacking dog in Colorado Springs

A man who was walking his dog in Colorado Springs last evening shot and killed another dog that attacked his pet.

It happened in the 4800 block of El Camino Dr.

Colorado Springs Police report that the man was walking his greyhound dog when another dog, that weighed 140 pounds, broke free from its owner as it was being walked and attacked the greyhound.

The greyhound owner, who has a concealed weapons permit, shot the attacking dog with a handgun. According to police, "The shots fired into the dog were at close range and there was no danger to the public."

The police report continued, "At this time it appears that the owner of the greyhound was within the guidelines of the law and no arrests were made."



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