From the Norwich Bulletin of September 30, 2009
Plainfield resident shoots dog, stops attack on animal control officer
Plainfield Animal Control Officer Terry Foss was attacked by a "pit bull-type dog" late Tuesday night, according to Plainfield Police.
Foss was responding to a complaint at 270 Green Hollow Road, where, according to residents, the dog was preventing them from exiting their home.
On her arrival, the dog jumped at Foss, knocking her to the ground. Resident Ron Roberts fired "2 or 3 shots" from a .22 rifle at the dog, which police say yelped and ran away.
Foss was transported to The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich for treatment of possible head injuries, She was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven.
A hospital spokeswoman said Foss' family has requested no information on Foss's condition be released Wednesday morning.
The dog has not been found.
Police Chief Robert Hoffman said Roberts will not face charges from shooting at the dog. He said the department thanked Roberts for his action.
"It sounds like it could have been a lot worse had he not been there," Hoffman said.
Anyone with information about the owner or the dog is urged to call Plainfield Police at 564-0804.