Off-duty officer shoots pit bull that killed poodle

Pennsylvania SPCA Animal Rescue is seen leaving the Lawncrest neighborhood where an off-duty cop shot and killed a pit bull that killed the cop's poodle, according to officials.
February 15, 2011 7:06:22 PM PST
An off-duty officer shot and killed a neighbor dog that fatally attacked his dog, according to officials.

The incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. along the 400 block of Sentner Street in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section.

Initial reports say a pit bull managed to either get through or over a fence and kill a neighbor's poodle.

The neighbor, an off-duty officer, then shot and killed the pit bull.

Pennsylvania SPCA Animal Rescue responded and retrieved both dogs.

Officials have not released any further information at this time.


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