MESA COUNTY, Colo- Saturday, November 2, 2019, Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies are working with Mesa County Animal Control and the owners of a dog that was shot this afternoon.
MCSO deputies were dispatched to the 3100 block of West Merganser Lane to a report of a vicious dog that was keeping a citizen from leaving their house. While waiting for Animal Control to arrive, Deputies attempted to locate the owner of the dog. The dog acted aggressively toward deputies when approached so they stayed back until the animal attacked a nearby child. In order to protect the child and other neighbors, deputies shot the dog. The owners were located shortly thereafter and have opted to have the dog put down noting that the safety of their neighbors is most important.