WA Police fatally shoot American Staffy at Trigg Beach, Perth

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Police have fatally shot a dog at a popular beach while arresting a woman believed to be its owner.

WA Police were called to a car park at Trigg Beach, in Perth, following a concern for welfare report about 7pm on Tuesday.

There, officers tried to speak with a woman, who allegedly ran down a beach track, leaving behind an American Staffy which had been with her in the car park.

Officers used OC spray on the dog after it became aggressive towards them.

The woman was later arrested on the beach and brought back to the car park.

At this time, her dog approached and attacked two small Dachshunds who were walking nearby with their owner.

The larger dog was fatally shot by police to prevent further injury to those present.

One of the smaller dogs sustained serious injuries and was taken for emergency medical assistance.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing.

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