SAN FRANCISCO (KRON/BCN) — A dog bit a police officer several times and died after the officer shot it Sunday evening in the Bayview Neighborhood of San Francisco, police said.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 6:08 p.m. to a home in the 1400 block of Oakdale Avenue, police said.
Dispatchers were unable to communicate with the caller, but detected a crying baby and suspicious background noises. When dispatchers were unable to reach the caller via phone, an officer was dispatched to the home to make sure everything was okay, according to Andraychak.
A male police officer responded to the home at 6:08 p.m. and as he made his way to the home’s front door, via a walkway near the garage, an adult dog attacked him, Andraychak said.
Andraychak said that the dog bit the officer in the hand and buttocks.
The officer then shot the dog to stop it from biting, he said.
The dog died at the scene and the officer was treated and released at San Francisco General Hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.
Andraychak said that the incident remains under investigation and that so far no citations or arrests have been made.
He said police officers eventually spoke to the occupants of the home and didn’t find anything that might have prompted the 911 call.
The case now goes to San Francisco Animal Care and Control, who will investigate whether the dog was provoked, had a history of aggressive behavior or rabies and determine whether the owners will face a citation for having a dangerous animal.
Deb Campbell, a spokeswoman for Animal Care and Control said today that the dog, named Zoey, was female, at least nine years old, had white and gray fur and was up to date on her shots.
Campbell said Zoey had been spayed and doesn’t have a recorded history of biting.