Spencer Police Attacked by Dogs While Conducting Welfare Check

Spencer police say an officer had to put down a pit bull after being attacked by the animal while conducting a welfare check.

Police were responding to the 900 block of East 7th Street around 6pm Tuesday and encountered a person who they say was verbally abusive. According to police, two officers were then attacked by two dogs that were released by the person. One of them, a pit bull, chased an officer off the property. That dog was put down. The resident went back inside the residence and was taken into custody after a couple of hours. That person was taken to Spencer Hospital for an evaluation.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene.

(thanks to Community First Broadcasting station KUOO in Spirit Lake)


Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt

Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of June 18, 2024, surrounded by her three daughters.

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