Safford Animal Control officer captures aggressive hounds on the loose

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Safford Animal Control Officer Randy Damron captured two rogue dogs after chasing them for more than two days. 

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – After attempting to capture two aggressive dogs on the loose for days, Safford Animal Control Officer Randy Damron caught a break when one of the dogs tried to attack a man while he was hanging his American Flag on Sept. 10.

Damron was dispatched to the man’s residence on S. 9th Avenue at about 5:47 p.m. regarding the two loose dogs. Damron noticed the dogs as the pair he had been trying to catch for the past two days.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The dogs were loaded into Officer Randy Damron’s truck and were taken to the Graham County Animal Shelter.

After calling Graham County Animal Control for backup, the two officers worked together to capture the rogue dogs. Officer Damron then transported them to the Graham County Animal Shelter.

Damron reported that if an owner claimed the dogs the owner would be cited for a leash-law violation, vicious dogs, no proof of vaccinations and for not having Safford City Dog Tags. If the owner didn’t claim the dogs within three days Damron said the animals would be euthanized as prescribed by law.