The El Paso Police Department said an officer shot a dog after that dog reportedly bit an animal control officer.
The incident happened at Queens Mobile Home Estates in Northeast El Paso. The dog’s owner said the dog was not running lose at the time of the attack.
The owner did not want to give her name or show her face on camera, but she told KFOX14 her two pit bulls were in a kennel in her fenced yard and that she called animal control to pick them up Thursday morning.
“I’ve been noticing that the dogs were getting kind of weird and violent, and so I’ve been trying to find homes for them,” the owner said.
She said she did not want them around her young kids, and she said she has been taking care of them for a couple of months after her ex-boyfriend left them with her.
The owner also said there was only one woman animal control officer who came to pick the dogs up, and the owner said her male pit bull bit the officer when the animal control officer opened the cage.
“I feel bad for her. I hope she’s OK. I just can’t believe that this is happening. This is what I wanted to prevent,” the owner said.
The El Paso Environmental Services Department said police arrived after that, and a police officer shot the dog that attacked.
The owner said she also has a third husky dog that was in the yard at the time, and she is hoping to get that dog back.
Investigators have not released the condition of the animal control officer.