Woman Injured By Dog Bite

November 20, 2015

A dog was euthanized after biting a Storm Lake woman in the 700-block of Russell Street Thursday afternoon.

The victim told police a black pitbull / boxer dog attacked her in her yard and bit her on her arm. Buena Vista County Paramedics were dispatched to the scene and treated the victim for a minor injury.

Police saw the dog still running loose near 720 Russell Street. The dog became aggressive and officers were unable to snare the animal. When the dog charged an officer he shot the dog with his duty weapon striking it in its hip. The wounded animal ran for a short distance and was captured by police. Police took the dog to the Lake Animal Hospital, where it was euthanized.

The incident remains under investigation as police confirm the owner of the dog and the circumstances surrounding its running loose. No other injuries were reported.