Serving a Warrant (On-Property Attack), Can't Charge Owner
Glen Burnie, MD - A pit bull bit a sheriff's deputy attempting to serve an arrest warrant in Glen Burnie, officials said. Deputy Jimmie Junior arrived at the home in search of a 26-year-old woman wanted on a charge of uttering false documents. The father of the wanted woman, Jennifer Ludwig, told deputies his daughter no longer lived there, but he permitted the deputies to search the house.
Junior opened the door to a second-floor bedroom, and the dog "jumped out and began to attack," according to the sheriff's department. Junior was taken by his partner to the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. The officer was treated for puncture wounds to the right arm, stomach and upper leg. The dog's owner, who will not be charged, told authorities that the animal's vaccinations are current.
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Boca Raton Pit Bulls Kill Neighbor's Cat
Boca Raton, FL - Two pit bulls barged into a neighbor's back yard and killed her cat while the dogs' owner was in jail, police said. Officers corralled the dogs in the back yard before trying to find the owner, who lived some place else. The owners' roommates were ticketed for letting the dogs run loose. Animal Control seized the dogs due to "their lack of vaccination documentation and violent behavior."
Rottweiler Kills Pomeranian at Dog Park
Hillsboro, OR - Robin Allie said a Rottweiler grabbed her dog, Clyde, at the Hondo Dog Park in Hillsboro. The Rottweiler bit, shook and ultimately killed her small dog. People at the dog park helped pry Clyde loose and Allie rushed the dog to a veterinarian before it died.
Some dog owners said Allie should have used a leash instead of carrying her dog in. Allie said she takes responsibility because she brought the small, older dog into the park. "I don't hold anything against the other dog owner; except, if you have an aggressive dog, don't come," Allie said. She also said she doesn't know the name of the owner whose dog attacked Clyde, but she would like to hear from her.