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Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Family Sues Cop After Pit Bull Kills Small Dog At Montrose Beach

A family from south suburban Steger is suing a Chicago police officer, claiming he failed to restrain his pit bull, which killed the family’s Pomeranian mix at Montrose Beach in March.

07/03/2012

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cops Shoot Dog After One Attacks Elgin Firefighter, 2 Charge Firehouse

What started out as some nice time outside on a nice day on Wednesday resulted in Elgin firefighters being barricaded in their fire station because of a couple of vicious dogs.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Cop Cited, Suspended After Pit Bull Kills Small Dog At Montrose Beach

It turns out the man who walked off after his pit bull mauled a tiny dog to death was a Chicago Police officer. That officer has been ticketed and relieved of his police powers while the department investigates his actions.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police Shoot And Kill Pit Bull On SW Side

A Chicago Police officer shot and killed a pit bull which attacked other pets Tuesday morning in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

04/10/2012

Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Search Continues For Owner Of Pit Bull That Killed Pet

Police continue to search for the owner of a pit bull that killed another family’s smaller dog on the Montrose Dog Beach last month.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Family Looking For Owner Of Pit Bull That Killed Their Pet

It took just seconds; a dog that was supposed to be playing on the beach ended up dangling from the jaws of another dog, dying and unable to fight back. Now, there’s a huge push to find the owner of the animal that reportedly attacked.

CBS 2–03/27/2012

File photo of a shadowed pitbull. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Wicker Park Man Cited For Animal Cruelty For Dragging Puppy On Walk

A Wicker Park man is facing charges after a neighbor reportedly saw him dragging a puppy down a sidewalk this morning.

03/13/2012

Former Army Sgt. Chris Middeford and his service dog, Mira. (Credit: CBS)

Veteran Worries Possible Pit Bull Ban Could Take Away His Service Dog

A serious dog fight is brewing in Chicago. Some city officials are mulling over a possible ban on the pit bull breed after a jogger was attacked Monday morning, but a disabled Chicago Army veteran is worried he’ll lose his service dog as a result.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Ald. Robert Fioretti

Owner Cited In Dog Attack; Alderman Suggests Pit Bull Ban

As a man fights for his life after being attacked by what were reported to be pit bulls, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) says it is time for the City Council again to consider banning the breed.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Retired Chicago cop Jim Sak is reunited with his service dog, Snickers, who is part pit bull. (Credit: KTIV)

Retired Chicago Cop Gets To Keep Service Dog Despite Iowa Town’s Rule

A retired Chicago Police Officer and his wife are celebrating, now that a federal judge has allowed the officer’s service dog to come home and live with the couple in their home in Iowa even though the town bans pit bulls.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Jim And Peggy Sak

Court Date Set For Retired Cop Fighting To Keep Service Dog

A disabled former Chicago police officer who’s been forced to give up his service dog now has a court date scheduled to try to get the dog back.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Jim And Peggy Sak

Iowa Town Won’t Let Retired Chicago Cop Keep Service Dog

A battle is likely to end up in court between a small Iowa town and a retired Chicago Police officer, over his service dog.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Pit Bull Bite

2 Police Officers Bitten By Pit Bull In Auburn-Gresham

Two Chicago Police officers were recovering Wednesday morning, after they were bitten by a pit bull in the South Side’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

File photo of a shadowed pitbull. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Dogs Attack In 3 Weekend Incidents In Elgin

Elgin police responded to three incidents involving aggressive dogs over the weekend.

08/09/2011

Al "Boogie" Clemons

Wisconsin Man Caught In Sting Trying To Sell Dog For Fights

A man came all the way from Wisconsin to sell his pit bull for dogfighting, and he likely won’t be going home anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Ike The Pit Bull

Dog Rescued Last Year Now A Facebook Favorite

A year ago, no one thought a dog named Ike would survive after being rescued on his namesake expressway.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

Pit Bull (Credit: CBS)

Animal Centers Experience Pit Bull Explosion

There is a Pit Bull population explosion in the city of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control Center and the city is making a frantic effort to save as many as possible from euthanasia. But as CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports, it will be a losing battle for many of those dogs.

CBS 2–02/15/2011

File Photo Of Pitbull  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Dog Causes Ruckus After Jumping On CTA Bus

A dog described as a pit bull caused a brief ruckus when it ran onto a CTA bus Sunday morning on the South Side.

02/06/2011

Photo Of A Snarling Pit Bull Terrier Dog. (AP Photo)

Police Shoot Attacking Pit Bull In Elgin Home

Police in Elgin shot and killed a family dog that turned on its owners and its own puppies.

01/13/2011

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rockford Alderman Bit In Pit Bull Attack

Several people have been attacked by three pit bulls outside a Rockford store, including a city alderman and her daughter.

11/25/2010

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