SHREVE, Ohio - The Wayne County sheriff is warning residents about a dangerous dog running loose three miles northwest of Shreve in the vicinity of S. Elyria and Millbrook roads.
According to authorities, the light brown and white pitbull/rottweiler/mastiff mix, killed an older shepherd/spitz mix that was chained outside on Oct. 31 around 11 a.m.
The humane society in Wayne County said if you see the large dog to call the dog warden at (330) 262-0152, ext. 103. If it's after 5 p.m. during the week, or on the weekends, you can call the sheriff's office.
Until this dog is caught, residents in the area are urged to:
- Not approach the dog
- Not allow young children to walk to a bus stop or play outside unattended
- Not leave pets outside unattended
- Monitor your small livestock and, if possible, don't leave them unattended
- Not enter an outbuilding that could shelter the dog unannounced
- Not to kill the dog "unless it's to prevent injury or death to people or livestock at the time it's chasing, threatening or harassing," the humane society said. "If you must kill the dog, please avoid damaging the dog's head and notify us or the Wayne County Health Department immediately so a rabies test determination can be made."
If you see the dog and it can be done safely, take a picture of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check this website www.wchs.org for the latest status on the dangerous dog.