A 70-pound retriever escaped from a backyard along the 18400 block of Perth Ave. and attacked a smaller dog just after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, according to police reports.
A Homewood woman was walking the 6-pound mixed breed on a leash when the retriever ran from the backyard through an open garage door and repeatedly bit the smaller dog, reports say. Children of the retriever's owner were finally able to pull the larger dog off, but not before it seriously injured the smaller dog, according to reports.
Police say the wounded dog was rushed to a local veterinarian, where it was determined the dog was not going to recover. Based on the professional advice, the owner decided to have the dog euthanized, reports say.
Police say they contacted the owner of the retriever and he verified the details of the attack. He was issued a citation for having a dog at large.
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