Police investigate dog attack

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Posted 10/13/21

Fort Lupton police continued to investigate an Oct. 12 dog attack. It happened in the 100 block of Fifth Street. A Facebook post from the department said several people called to report a pit bull …

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Police investigate dog attack

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Fort Lupton police continued to investigate an Oct. 12 dog attack.

It happened in the 100 block of Fifth Street. A Facebook post from the department said several people called to report a pit bull attacked a smaller dog and that bystanders' attempts to end the attack were not successful. The smaller dog's owner took the pet for a walk. The pit bull came out of a yard.

When officers arrived, they saw the pit bull's jaw locked around the throat of the smaller dog. The social media post said officers tried to tase the the pit bull several times without success in either stopping or slowing the attack. An officer fired one shot, striking the pit bull. The smaller dog was released. The pit bull remained aggressive until it found its way to a nearby porch.

The post said a dart gun tranquilized the pit bull, which was taken to a veterinary clinic. The smaller dog's owner transported his pet to a nearby veterinary clinic.

Those with information about this should call the police department at 303-857-4011 or stop by the department offices, 130 S. McKinley Ave.

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