Ottawa police shoot two dogs following attack

OTTAWA – A house call has resulted in two dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior being shot by Ottawa police early this morning.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) was advised of an incident in the area of Bank Street and Athans Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the area in response to a person screaming. Once on scene, the constables were immediately attacked by a large aggressive dog, according to OPS. 

The dog was shot and injured causing it to retreat into the residence. The Officers’ attention was then turned to another large dog that was mauling a person outside the residence. Officers shot and killed this dog to prevent it from further injuring this person.   

The injured person was taken to hospital with non life-threatening, but serious injuries. Ottawa By-law Services were called to investigate. No officers were injured during this incident.