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Delaware Cops Run Down Pair of Stray Dogs with Police Cruiser

After at least 15 Delaware police and animal control officers spent 90-minutes trying to capture a pair of loose stray dogs at a busy Newark intersection, officers resorted to lethal force, running over the dogs with police cruisers. One dog escaped, injured, while the second was shot and killed after being struck by the vehicle.

Last Friday, Newark, Delaware resident Leigh Spencer, fearful that two dogs – a Shepherd mix and a Pit Bull mix – running loose in the busy intersection would be hit by a car, contacted Animal Control for help. Spencer told FOX29 that at least a dozen officers spent more than 90-minutes trying to corral the dogs with catchpoles, clapping and offering treats to lure them in.

Onlookers said the dogs, both of who were not wearing tags and, police said, appeared to be abandoned, were not behaving aggressively, but were clearly frightened by the ordeal. Spencer, an animal advocate who stayed on the scene to offer assistance, said that, despite the mayhem, one of the dogs made it over to her and put its nose into her hand before police brushed…


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