June 24, 2014 6:28 pm
Updated: June 24, 2014 6:30 pm

York police warning residents of aggressive dogs in Thornhill


Watch above: Police hunt for two wild dogs in Thornhill. Carey Marsden reports. 

TORONTO – York Regional Police are warning citizens of Thornhill to be on the lookout for aggressive dogs on the loose in the neighbourhood.

Authorities say two people suffered minor injuries after they were bitten by the animals described as German Shepherds on Monday.

Police say the animals have chased several Thornhill residents and at one point had to be fended off with a rake.

The incidents took place near Huntingdon Park and Green Lane.

Police found the animals in a backyard Monday but were attacked and had to pepper spray the animals who then fled into the forest.

Watch video: Witness describes encounter with aggressive dogs in Thornhill

Officers found the animals later that day and may have shot one of the animals before they fled deeper into the forest.

Police are asking the public not to approach the dogs and to call police if they are spotted.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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