You saw it here first: Aggressive Panhandler, Dead Dog Afternoon 12.01.09

A San Francisco police officer fatally shot a dog this week in the city’s Panhandle park area, police said.

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Oak Street just before 1 p.m. Tuesday after complaints of homeless people loitering in the area and dogs fighting, police said.

Police spokesman Officer Boaz Mariles said officers found two dogs that were not leashed and there were concerns they might attack someone in the area.

Animal control officers were called, but before they could respond, one of the dogs, a mixed breed, started to attack one of the police officers, Mariles said.

Per policy, Mariles said, the officer had to discharge his firearm and struck the dog. The other dog, also a mixed breed, then began attacking the shot dog, which later died, he said.

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  • raqcoon

    That’s too bad about the dogg. The bigger snafu is the doggys’ guardians: the homeless. Which gets into an even bigger snafu, that the homeless have been swept out of GGPark proper into the ‘handle, adjacent residents. Perhaps soon the homeless will appear on Nopa and Divis, which is trying to re-create itself as the new art deco and hippster area.

    It’s not “OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” but what shall be the outcome of such a meeting?