BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - A brown pit bull terrier named Zuss was killed by Battle Creek police after killing a cat and biting a woman in the arm and confronting several other people.
Officers were called at 11:08 a.m. Sunday to Wendell and Chestnut streets for a pair of dogs running loose. Police said the dog which was shot had chased and killed a cat before the cat owner could intervene and bit a woman on the arm.
Officers said the dogs were charging people at a convenience store at North Avenue and Calhoun Street, charged a man walking his dog, and were chasing cats and charging at patrol vehicles which tried to move close to the dogs.
The brown dog circled a woman doing garden work and started running toward another woman but was cut off by an officer who then shot the dog. The second animal, named Champ, ran from police but was caught by its owner.
The woman who was bit was wearing a thick coat and was not injured. The investigation was turned over to animal control officers.
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