Nice dog — not!

The Northland Age - - Local News -

A po­lice of­fi­cer was at­tacked by a dog at an ad­dress in Kaitaia last week.

Po­lice went to the ad­dress in re­sponse to a pos­si­ble fam­ily harm in­ci­dent, and were leav­ing, sat­is­fied that noth­ing was se­ri­ously amiss, when the woman in­sisted on in­tro­duc­ing them to her dog. She had it by the col­lar, but it be­came aggressive, and she was un­able to hold it, a po­lice spokesman said.

The officers twice used pep­per spray to sub­due the an­i­mal, the dog’s owners also be­ing hit with the spray, in­ad­ver­tently, be­fore the of­fi­cer was bit­ten on one wrist.

The wound was treated at Kaitaia Hos­pi­tal, fol­lowed by a tetanus in­jec­tion, while the in­ci­dent was re­ported to the Far North Dis­trict Coun­cil’s an­i­mal con­trol staff.

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