Monday, May 22, 2017

UPDATE: Dog found OK, previously cited by Animal Control

UPDATE: After searching since yesterday evening, Mesa County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate the dog believed to be injured in Sunday's incident, alive.  The dog was previously cited twice for being aggressive by Animal Control. It is now in the custody of Mesa County Animal Control.

Previous release:

MESA COUNTY, Colo - Sunday around 5:00 p.m. Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies were looking for a suspect involved in an assault in the area of the Colorado River under the Broadway Bridge in Mesa County.

When they came across what appeared to be an unoccupied transient camp, two dogs appeared and began to act aggressively. The dogs, a white pit bull and a brown large unknown breed, were not restrained, and their owners were nowhere in sight. The deputies backed away trying to leave the dogs alone while the dogs continued to growl and bark. The dogs then aggressively charged at one of the deputies. Within seconds, the white pit pull jumped up in an attempt to bite the deputy. The deputy was forced to fire a shot at the dog. Both dogs ran off. One dog is believed to have been injured. Despite our best efforts, deputies were unable to locate the animals to check on their condition and take them to animal control for medical aid. Their owners were not located as well.

Anytime a weapon is discharged the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office conducts an internal investigation.