Police round up 3 dogs who attacked 2 in Roy park

Roy police were called Monday to contain three dogs who were being aggressive, biting people and attacking horses at a park.

Roy police were called Monday to contain three dogs who were being aggressive, biting people and attacking horses at a park. (Photo Spirit, Shutterstock)


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ROY — Two people were injured Monday when police in Roy say three dogs got loose near a park and bit them.

Officers were called about 4:15 p.m. on a report of three dogs "being aggressive and trying to 'get at' a child at Emma Russell Park" at 5700 S. 4300 West, according to Roy police. As officers were responding to the scene, they received multiple calls of people being bitten.

When the officers arrived, they spotted the three dogs in a pasture on the west side of 4300 West.

"Officers observed the dogs being aggressive and attacking horses in the pasture," police said.

When the officers attempted to capture the dogs, one of the animals was safely contained but a second "attempted to attack an officer who deployed a beanbag round, hitting the attacking dog and stopping the attack," according to police.

The injured dog ran back to its home nearby. Officers followed and contacted the owner, who then helped them contain the third dog. The injured dog was taken to animal control for treatment. The two uninjured dogs were taken to the Weber County Animal Shelter where they will be quarantined for 10 days.

Police have not said what breeds the dogs are. Two people received medical attention for bites to their lower extremities, police said. Additional information about the victims was not released.

Roy police say the case is still active and the owner may face criminal charges.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.

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