Calif. police shoot 2 dogs that ran at them

Responding police officers and animal control tried unsuccessfully to corral the animals

The Monterey County Herald

MONTEREY, Calif. — Two dogs were shot by police in Salinas Sunday after they ran at officers trying to catch them.

Police said a resident reported that his dog, a mini-Pinscher, had been attacked and injured by three large dogs running loose in the 200 block of Arguello Sreet shortly after 9 a.m.

Responding police officers found the dogs running in the neighborhood and they and animal control officers tried unsuccessfully to corral them. Police warned neighbors to stay in their homes with doors closed.

The three dogs ran toward Chinatown and attacked and killed a Chihuahua on Martella at Menke streets, police said. One dog confronted an officer at Pajaro and Gabilan streets, charged at him, and was shot dead.

The two other dogs ran to Bataan Park at market and Monterey streets, where a second dog was shot when it charged an officer, police said. The two dead dogs were described by police as pit bulls and the third dog as a pit bull mix. The dogs' owner, Louie Arrey, 49, of Salinas, was cited for allowing his dogs to run loose and for failing to vaccinate or license them.

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