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Dog shot by police had animal control history

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The residence of the dog killed by Austin police last week, has a lengthy history of Animal Control calls.

Mostly, reports of loose aggressive pit bulls which is exactly what police say lead to the shooting.

Late last night Austin police released these stats about the residence on Prock Lane where the pit bull was shot.

APD says it’s responded to the location four times from 2010 to present. Three of those calls were urgent reporting pit bulls chasing people and three aggressive pit bulls.

Animal Control is reporting responding to the location more than 30 times since 2005. The more recent calls from 2010 to present include 16 calls for loose dogs, mainly pit bulls, two investigations of neglect to injured pit bulls in yard.

In October of last year, the owner of the dogs at the home you're seeing here, attended a responsible pet ownership class to void citations she was issued.

She advised to the instructor that she needed help with fencing material after a car ran through her fence.

Animal Control reports going to the house twice to help. She was not there. They say now all numbers given to animal control are now disconnected.

On Friday, APD officers claim the fence was open, allowing for a pit bull to escape. Officers say the pit bull came at them in an aggressive manor, two officers fired, killing the dog.

The Austin Police Association feels the officers did the right thing.

"We have to start holding owners accountable if they have dangerous animals. They have to be secured all times. We're very fortunate that these were trained armed officers who were confronted and not a child in the middle of the street," Austin Police Association president Wayne Vincent said.

The shooting is still under administrative review. Preliminary results show the officers acted appropriately.

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