Aug 19, 1987 Forest Park Cops Kill Pit Bull in Cemetery

Forest Park police Sunday aternoon killed a pit bull dog that was found seriously injured in the Forest Home Cemetery. The dog, wearing no tags, had lacerations to its face and neck, a broken front paw, and it had been shot several times with a small caliber weapon.

Forest Park veterinarian John Hanover was contacted by phone, and he advised the police to use their discretion in either trying to capture the injured animal or "end its suffering." The dog was dispatched with three bullets, and removed. Oak Park and Maywood police departments were contacted to see if a dog fight was reported in the area, but police were unable to trace where the animal came from.

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