A Slaton Police officer was injured Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 11) in a dog attack.

KAMC News reports Slaton Police responded around 12:45 p.m. to reports of two pit bulls attacking animals in the 300 block of Texas Avenue. When police arrived, one of the officers was bitten by one of the dogs. In response, both dogs were shot.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.