One dog killed, second hurt in bulldog attack in La Center

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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One dog was killed and another injured by an escaped American bulldog during an attack Tuesday.

The fatal scuffle occurred at about 9:36 p.m. at 1204 E. 24th Circle in La Center. A poodle was reportedly attacked and killed by the bulldog. A German shepherd was also injured.

La Center Police Sgt. Chris Olsen said it was not immediately clear how the bulldog got free. Its owners also live on East 24th Circle.

Olsen said he could not release the names or exact address of the dog’s owners because an investigation is ongoing.

The property where the dog was killed is owned by Rene Doiron, according to Clark County property records. A call to the home reached a message recording for Nadine Doiron.

Olsen said the bulldog has showed a pattern of aggression toward other animals. The animal’s owners will not be charged. The bulldog will have to be registered with La Center as a dangerous dog.

“Our hope is to be able to provide the owner of the aggressive dog a way of keeping the dog and ensuring others are safe,” Olsen said. “We’re not sure if we’re going to be able to do that or not.”