Pit Bulls Break Through Fence, Kill Neighbor's Dog on Easter
Sacramento, CA - The Porter family of midtown Sacramento hoped to spend Sunday afternoon looking for Easter eggs in their backyard. These plans were shot after they returned home from church and saw several neighbors and animal control officers in front of the house.
Two pit bulls had ripped a hole in a fence surrounding their dog run and pulled out their terrier mix, Millie, killing the 25-pound dog. The officers and neighbors were trying to clean up before the Porter's got home with their kids.
The two pit bulls were taken into custody by animal services officers soon after the attack. Neighbors later told Porter the dogs had been seen running through nearby streets.
Porter said a couple stopped by their home while her husband was cleaning up after the incident and asked if anyone had seen their two pit bulls. The couple was told what had happened. The couple later returned to the Porters' home and were "very remorseful, very apologetic." The owners told Porter their dogs had never hurt anyone before.
Porter said she and her older son have both had nightmares since the attack. "I won't feel settled until I know what the fate of these dogs will be," she said. She added she hopes the attack reminds pit bull owners to be vigilant about keeping track of their dogs.
"I hope my dog didn't die in vain," she said. "My biggest hope is that these pit bulls don't come back and hurt somebody else."