Woman charged after two dogs attack two other dogs, killing one of them in Palatine

The woman had been walking the dogs in the 200 block of West Washington Street when they got loose, police said.

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A woman was charged after dog attacks May 25, 2021, in Palatine.

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A woman is facing charges after two dogs she was walking escaped their leash and attacked two other dogs, killing one of them and injuring both their owners in Palatine Monday.

Julia Paulino was out with the dogs, a pit bull mix and an Akita mix, about 6:50 p.m. when they attacked a small white dog in the 200 block of West Washington Street, Palatine Police said. The owner tried to shield her dog but was bit by one of the attacking dogs, police said.

Shortly afterward, the pit bull and Akita attacked another small white dog, police said. The dog and its owner were both bitten, police said.

The owners were transported to Northwest Community Hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, police said.

The dog in the first attack was taken to Golf Rose Animal Hospital, where it died, police said. The other dog was taken to the same animal hospital for treatment.

Paulino, 32, was charged with four counts of reckless conduct for failing to secure the dogs with a proper collar, police said.

The owner of the pit bull and Akita, Meleina Teodoro, 23, was issued 13 citations, police said.

The attacking dogs were taken into custody and sheltered at Golf Rose Animal Hospital, police said.

The Palatine Police animal warden was investigating.

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