Dog Shot By Springfield Police Officer

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A dog is recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot by a Springfield police officer. What started as an investigation into a theft at the St. Vincent de Paul in Springfield quickly escalated when police say the suspect ran across the street into his house, and the family dog became aggressive … Continue reading »

SPD: Evidence Confirms Pit Bull Attacked

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — We’re learning more today about a dog attack on a 2-year-old girl in Springfield Sunday, leaving her in critical condition. Springfield Police say two dogs were seized from the home after the attack, a pit bull and a lab-collie mix. Both were put down Tuesday, a request from the owner. Despite social … Continue reading »

CDC Statistics On Dog Attacks

EUGENE, Ore. — This is the second incident in recent weeks involving a pit bull in Springfield. In August, a Springfield police officer shot a pit bull saying it made an aggressive move toward him. According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1978 through 1998, Pit Bulls were … Continue reading »

Dog Attacks Child in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield girl is recovering Monday night after being attacked by a family dog on Sunday evening, and it’s sparking another debate over pit bulls. Investigators say the attack happened in the 1100 block of Olympic Street on Sunday evening. Springfield police say the 2 year old girl is in stable condition on Monday … Continue reading »

2-year-old Attacked by Pit Bull

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A 2-year-old is in critical condition after a pit bull attack Sunday night. Springfield Police say they responded to the 1100 block of Olympic Street at 5:48 p.m. They say a 2-year-old girl was attacked by the family dog, a large, male pit bull. Deputies say the child’s father was bitten in … Continue reading »

Vet Says No Surgery Needed for Kiki

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The veterinarian who saw Kiki following Monday’s shooting says there’s some misinformation about the dog’s condition and diagnosis. The owner took Kiki to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Springfield on Monday after an officer shot the dog in the head. The officer was responding to an aggressive dog call. He said Kiki … Continue reading »

Local Group Gets “Wings of Rescue” Dogs

EUGENE, Ore. — Two-hundred and fifty dogs are getting a second chance at life right here in Oregon, thanks to their flight aboard the Wings of Rescue. The group transfers dogs from Southern California shelters who are on death row because of over-population. They’ve flown more than 2,000 animals out of shelters. Luv-a-Bull pitbull rescue … Continue reading »