TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:
- Residents near 81st and Memorial say police shot and killed their dog Wednesday.
- Officers said the dog was being aggressive.
- The homeowners said their dog was gentle.
Residents in south Tulsa say their generally gentle pet was shot and killed by police.
According to police, officers responded to a vicious dog call in south Tulsa around 8:30 Wednesday.
Officers said a person in the area told them a dog scared him into a garage after chasing at least three other people, including a woman and children.
The officer said he saw the dog go after someone in the area.
Since animal control does not go in until 9 a.m., the officer said he was trying to give it enough time for animal control to come out.
While the officer started running tags, he said the dog kept attacking people.
He said he felt he had to shoot, and the officer killed the dog.
The homeowners said the dog was gentle, and they do not like how the situation was handled.
They said the animal was a big piece of their family.
Police said it was an unfortunate incident, and they did not write a ticket for the dog at large.
Officers said that, to their knowledge, the dog did not bite anyone.
They said it is, however, against the law not to have animals properly restrained.
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