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Officer shoots dog in the mouth following attack in Oshawa

To stop a pair of lunging dogs, a Durham Regional Police officer had no choice but to use their gun.

On Tuesday July 18, 2017, just after 3 p.m. a woman was walking three dogs in the area of Summer Street in Oshawa. As she was passing a nearby house, two dogs lunged through a window screen and began attacking the dogs she was walking.

As she called for help another man came to assist and was bit by one of the attacking dogs before they ran off.

When police arrived, both dogs ran full speed at a responding officer who shot one of them in the mouth. Following that, both dogs ran off and Animal Services were able to remove them from the property and they were quarantined. The Rottweiler suffered a gunshot wound to his mouth, but survived. No one else was seriously injured.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.