A Ramla city police officer shot and killed a dog on Saturday after it bit four smaller dogs, killing three of them and leaving the fourth one wounded.
Police are currently attempting to locate the dog's owner, and are investigating the possibility the animal was trained for fighting.
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At around 7:30 am Saturday morning, citizens from the Afeka neighborhood in the central city of Ramla called the police to report an aggressive dog wreaking havoc in the area and violently attacking other smaller dogs being walked by their owners.
Killer dog seconds before attacking 4th victim
The dog reportedly bit the smaller animals on the neck, leading to the unfortunate death of three of them.
A police officer from the Ramla police station successfully located the beast who, at the time, was in the midst of attacking yet another dog.
The officer pulled out his firearm and shot the dog in his stomach, killing it but saving the fourth dog from death.
Municipal veterinarian workers were alerted to the scene where they examined the aggressive dog's ID chip, learning that the animal was last vaccinated in 2009 and that his registered owners reside in another city.
Police estimate that the dog had changed hands a number of times until arriving at his current owner, where they believe he was trained for, and involved in, dog fighting.
Large numbers of police forces arrived in the area and are currently searching for the animal's present owner.
Police noted that if the dog would have come in contact with a small child the event could have ended in tragedy.
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