Mum watches on in horror as police shoot a staffy which attacked an officer – leaving the dog to die in a pool of his own blood outside the station
- Mother saw a police officer shoot a dog outside Raymond Terrace police station
- The woman tried to help the bleeding dog outside the station using paper towel
- The dog was brought in after a domestic violence incident and bit two officers
- One of the officers had to shoot the dog after it bit him, so it would release him
A mother has recalled the horrific moment she watched officers shoot a dog outside a police station.
Sarah heard officers yelling outside Raymond Terrace police station in northern New South Wales while she was walking her dogs with her 17-year-old daughter at 2am on Monday.
The pair stopped to watch what was unfolding and spotted a Staffordshire Bull Terrier charging towards an officer.
‘The officer shouted stop, then they shot him,’ Sarah told The Newcastle News. ‘I was absolutely horrified.’
A mother saw a police officer shoot a dog (pictured) outside Raymond Terrace Police Station
Sarah took her dogs and daughter home and returned to the station, where she found the dog was still alive in a pool of blood outside the building.
She tried to stem the bleeding using paper towel from the station toilets when a policeman ran out to her.
‘An officer came from the building and kind of shouted at me to get away from the dog, saying, “he’s just bitten someone”,’ Sarah said.
Sarah stayed with the dog for an hour until a vet from the Raymond Terrace Veterinary Clinic came and took the staffy to their facility.
The woman tried to help the bleeding dog outside the police station using paper towel
The dog was brought in to Raymond Terrace Police Station (pictured) after a domestic violence incident and bit two officers
The dog later died at the clinic, leaving Sarah rattled by the dramatic incident.
‘I cried for hours. I couldn’t eat. This has definitely rocked me,’ she said.
NSW Police confirmed the dog had bitten two officers at the station after being brought in by its owners who were seeking assistance in a domestic-violence incident.
‘When an officer approached the couple in the station foyer, the dog attacked him, biting him on the foot,’ they said.
‘OC spray was used to make the dog release the officer; however, outside the station the dog attacked a second officer biting the officer through the boot.
‘The officer was forced to discharge his weapon to make the dog release him.’
Both officers suffered minor injuries.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing.
One of the officers had to shoot the dog after it bit him to make it release him, leaving the dog in a pool of blood outside the station