Calgary

Dog shot by police recovering as drug charges laid

Calgary police laid charges against two people connected to a traffic stop that saw an officer shoot a dog.

Traffic stop in which dog attacked officer resulted in discovery of marijuana in vehicle

A police officer shot an attacking dog during a traffic stop on Monday that resulted in drug charges being laid. (CBC)

Calgary police laid charges against two people connected to a traffic stop that saw an officer shoot a dog.  

It happened Monday evening in the 1400 block of 52 Street N.E. after a vehicle was pulled over, police said.  

According to a police spokesperson, officers thought they smelled marijuana and decided to investigate further.  

The driver told officers the three dogs in the back seat would not interfere with the search.  

But one lunged out the door and bit an officer in the stomach.   He shot the dog in the head.

It ran away before being tracked down and taken to a veterinary clinic, where it is still recovering.

The officer who was bitten was wearing a protective vest and was not hurt, police said.

Two people are now charged with possession of marijuana.