Vicious dogs left by tenants

SAFFORD – Last Friday afternoon, an officer was dispatched in reference to an animal problem at a rental property on Stratton Drive. The owner of the house reported to police that the tenants who left the residence about a week ago abandoned two dogs in the backyard. The dogs are extremely vicious and neither she nor her husband could enter the backyard. The woman did not know if the dogs had been watered or fed.

The officer attempted to enter the backyard, when the two dogs appeared and lunged at him, acting aggressively. Animal control was called and they attempted to capture the dogs, but it was decided the dogs were too dangerous to capture and they would be very dangerous to the public if they were not destroyed. The dogs were destroyed and removed from the property.