Monrovia Animal Control took custody of two aggressive Pit Bulls in Glendora Monday morning after a 13-year-old girl was attacked by one of the dogs at her father's residence, police said.
The girl received non life-threatening wounds to her torso and an arm and was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
Monrovia Animal Control provided the aid to Glendora Police as part of a mutual aid service call, police said, when no other agency was available in time.
One Glendora officer shot the more aggressive dog in the head in self defense as it advanced on him, but the dog was still mobile and another officer was forced to hit it with his patrol car to stop it after it fled the neighborhood.
Police received two 911 calls from residents in the 900 block of East Myrtle Avenue in the city of Glendora around 12:30 a.m. According to scanner reports, the residents may not have been clear where the screaming was coming from.
Once officers arrived, they located the home and heard the girl screaming. The 13-year-old was home alone with her 10 and 1-year-old brothers, said lieutenant Joe Ward of Glendora Police.
"As he [the officer] gets up to the house, she's screaming something about being bit," Ward said. The officer, from the middle of the street, observed the two Pit Bulls in front of the house barking at girl through a bathroom window where she may have been tending to her wounds.
Both dogs advanced towards the officer, who backed away twice and yelled at the dogs to stop. The officer shot the most aggressive dog in the head, but it refused to go down and ran through . Two officers followed in hot pursuit through the school and nearly lost sight of the dog as it advanced towards Route 66, Ward said.
The dog made its way west and was heading towards , a popular restaurant in the city that is open 24-hours.
"Another officer, based upon the threat to other people, runs it over with their police car, hits it and eventually dies," Ward said.
The officer that fired on the dog and the officer that struck the dog stood by the animal as it lay on Route 66.
According to Ward, the children were at their father's home. The parents have shared custody and the father was not home at the time.
It was unclear as of publication time which one of the dogs attacked the girl. The incident is still being investigated.