Police investigate dog attacks in the Palatine
Two dogs fatally attacked one dog and injured another, along with two people, in the Palatine, police said.
Police said at approximately 6:50 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the 200 block of W. Washington Street with a report of a dog attack.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a woman was walking a pit bull mix and an Akita mix on a leash in the area at the time. During the walk, the two dogs came into contact with another small white dog who was being walked on a leash by a woman in the same area.
At one point during the walk, the Pit Bull and Akita both slipped control from their master, charged, and allegedly attacked the smaller white dog. The owner of the white dog tried to protect her dog from the attack and was also bitten, police said.
After the first victim was able to get to safety with their dog, the pit bull and akita made eye contact with another small white dog who was walking on a leash by a male owner, police said. The pit bull and Akita then charged and allegedly attacked the second smaller white dog and bit the male owner as he attempted to defend his dog. The pit bull and Akita were eventually brought back under control and handed over to the female accompanying them.
The Palatine Fire Department responded, treated and transported bite victims, male and female, to the Northwest Community Hospital for non-fatal injuries. The first white dog that was bitten was treated and transported to the Golf Rose animal hospital by the Palatine police where he later died.
The second dog bitten was also transported with bite wounds and is alive at that time.
The pit bull and Akita were aware of their rabies vaccinations, police said, adding that this was an active case and had been turned over to the Palatine Police animal keeper for further investigation.
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