CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Campbell were forced to use a Taser on an aggressive dog in the city, killing the animal.

Officers were called about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home on Creed Circle on reports of a dog attacking other dogs in the backyard of the house.

When officers arrived, they found the homeowner attempting to ward off the dog, described as possibly a boxer, with a shovel.

Officers ordered the man inside the house and attempted to capture the dog they say was acting very aggressive, foaming at the mouth and growling.

According to the police report, officers made several attempts to corral the animal and place a leash on it. They also tried to lead the animal into a cage.

At one point the dog, growling and barking, charged an officer. At that time, two officers deployed their Tasers. After four Taser deployments to subdue the animal, it finally fell to the ground and died.

Betty Cleland, 56, of Youngstown, arrived on the scene and indicted that she was responsible for the animal. She faces one charge of dogs running at large.

The homeowner did not report any injuries to himself or his pets.