JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officer was bitten by the animal while investigating a dog attack according to police reports.
The incident happened Tuesday at the La Palma Apartments in Arlington.
Police said the dog mauled a family’s beloved pet. When the officer showed up, the dog charged him, JSO said.
The report said the officer was bitten on the hand and calf. He was not wearing a body camera.
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The officer drove himself to the hospital to get checked out. The officer’s injuries were minor, according to the report.
Willie Elexander, the owner of the dog that was mauled, said they were forced to put Snoop down.
“It was bad,” Elexander said. “I just bust out crying because all his little intestines was hanging out.”
Snoop, a long-haired dachshund, belonged to Elexander’s daughter who died in 2017.
“No other dog can replace Snoop,” Elexander said. “He was a sweet little dog.”
Animal Care and Protective Services said it has responded to two complaints at the home in the last year.
The ACPS said the dog was now under a 10-day quarantine at the owner’s home.
Elexander said the dog is vicious and she doesn’t feel safe knowing it is still next door.
“There are children around here and that dog might get out and attack somebody else,” Elexander said.
The dog’s outcome will be determined upon completion of the latest investigation, according to the ACPS.
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