One dog dead after attack, officer forced to discharge weapon
One dog is dead and another is being treated for injuries after an officer was forced to fire their weapon to stop an attack.
Boise Police say at 12:58 p.m. Boise Police were dispatched to a report of an aggressive dog in the back yard of a home on the 4000 block of Kootenai St.
According to the resident, a pit bull was fighting and hurting a golden retriever. The owner of the retriever made multiple attempts to separate them as they fought underneath a wood patio that is about two feet off the ground.
The pit bull continued to attack the retriever as the officer used pepper spray and banged pots and pans together, police say.
The pit bull died at the scene after the officer fired.
The golden retriever was taken to a veterinarian to be treated for his injuries.
The resident who owned the golden retriever had been pet sitting the pit bull.