Lincoln City Police report that a man walking his Pomeranian dog Sunday, near the beach access at Chinook Winds, suddenly found himself confronted by a very angry Rottweiler. Police say the Rottweiler attacked the Pomeranian and killed it. Police were contacted and a report taken on the incident. Normal procedure is that the case is referred to the Animal Control Officer for investigation and possible action. Under city and county ordinances, all dogs on any beach must be kept on a leash. Lincoln Police Lieutenant Jerry Palmer told NewsLincolnCounty.com that dogs react in ways that their owners sometimes do not anticipate, nor could they anticipate. Hence the requirement that all dogs must be kept on a leash.
Lt. Palmer said that penalties, in this particular case, could include fines all the way up to, and including, confiscation of the Rottweiler and having it euthanized. The investigation is pending.