Shreveport Endures Multiple Pit Bull Attacks
Shreveport, LA - Current logic says, "If it's a pit bull, you never know what it's going to do." This same logic is why Shreveport Police were called to the 400 block of West 84th street yesterday. The southern town has been under assault by pit bull attacks for the past week.
A group of children, on their way to school, complained a pit bull was chasing them. When police arrived on the scene, they saw first hand just how dangerous the dog really was. "Initially he stopped so we backed up. We were going to actually get back into our vehicles and wait for animal control but before we could get back in, he started charging a second time."
That's when the officer said he had no other choice but shoot the dog once, killing it. Police say the dog was not on a leash, and there was a huge opening in the fence surrounding the house. Neighbors say they've had problems with the dog, in the past.
"That's all it does. It walks the streets and go into people's yards," says a neighbor. "I've seen that little short one over there with the big mouth. I've run him from under my carport."
Mail carrier Sharon Roberson said the neighbors fear for their lives around the dogs. "I held the mail yesterday because the dog went from there to there to there chasing me and trying to bite me." Local police officers say, "The owner should keep the dog on the leash, and make sure it's taken care of. A dog is just doing what a dog does."
That's easy for a police officer to say when he or she is armed with firepower.
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