Pit Bull Teaching Puppies How to Attack Shot by Officer
Sanford, FL - A group of pit bulls have been running loose in Sanford and attacking other dogs. They're tactic: jumping fences to get into yards to attack other dogs. One of the pit bulls was shot to death by police and a puppy was shocked with a police Taser gun.
It appears the mother dog -- the one killed by police -- was the vicious one. Carol Coleman of Animal Control said, "Probably the mother dog which was shot to death was the aggressive one, she was showing her puppies how to attack another animal."
Animal control also said that the "tasered" pit bull puppy won't be vicious on its own, and it may be able to be adopted out.
A resident who asked to only be called by her first name, Tammy, said, "It was horrifying. I've never seen anything like it in my entire life." She said the Sanford officer had no choice but to shoot the mother pit bull to death and shock one of the puppies with a Taser gun.
Two of Tammy's dogs were hurt. Her dogs were lucky -- one other dog was mauled to death by the pit bulls, and another dog was hurt badly enough to need a vet visit. Tammy said, "The only way she could get it off of her was to hit it with a baseball bat, yet it just kept coming."
The search continues in Sanford for the other pit bull puppy and the dogs' owner. If the owner of the pit bulls is found, investigators said that person will receive a citation for dogs running loose and for the fatal attack -- Good luck finding the owner.