MOUNT CARMEL — Several arrests are pending in Mount Carmel regarding three aggressive dogs that bit at least two people on Monday and Tuesday in the borough, police Chief Christopher Buhay said Thursday.
The police department received numerous calls Monday and Tuesday regarding the loose dogs believed to be pitbull mixes in the area of Seventh and Vine streets.
An officer fired one round at the dogs after they charged at officers during an attempt to catch them Tuesday, Buhay said. Officers were able to catch one of the dogs and transport it to the Sunbury Animal Hospital, where staff volunteered to quarantine it for 10 days.
The other two dogs fled into the woods but were caught Tuesday night and returned to the home they were living in to be quarantined for 10 days.
Buhay said they’ve identified the owner of the dogs as well as the residence the dogs were living at, which is separate from the owner.
Charges for dangerous dogs and dogs running at large are pending, and several arrests will be made in the case, Buhay said.