Cops Are Not Alone in Shooting Aggressive Pit Bulls
(05/30/08) Boise, ID - This Boise gentlemen shot a charging pit bull with his shotgun. Dave Davies said he was outside working on his motorcycle when the dog jumped a fence and came toward him in an aggressive manner. When Davies was inside calling police, he grabbed his shotgun. Police think Davies has a good defense, but they do not advocate such actions inside city limits.
Davies says he has reported the pit bull in the past and said he was told he has the right to defend himself on his property if an animal is being aggressive. Other neighbors said they have not had problems with the animal. The dog’s owner, as you might have guessed, was not home at the time of the incident. He or she also was not quoted in the article.
Man Shoots Neighbor's Pit Bull 3 Times
(05/27/08) Buckeye, AZ - A man was arrested for animal cruelty after shooting his neighbor's pit bull several times in the stomach. In a report released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office, Jamie L. Brito shot the pit bull three or four times after the animal got into a fight with his own dog, a German shepherd. Brito's dog had somehow gotten into the neighbor's backyard.
When the fight started, Brito pulled out a .22 caliber rifle and shot into the yard, hitting the pit bull. Brito’s brother said the pit bull had previously gotten out of the yard and mauled his family’s dog, seriously injuring the German shepherd. He also said the neighbor had killed ducks on their property. Officials charged Brito with disorderly conduct and animal cruelty.
Attacking dogs, dead livestock and guns make for nasty neighbor conflicts.
Pit Bull Shot 6 Times; Possibly Payback
(05/27/08) Shelton, WA - After 6 gunshot wounds, Butch, the neighborhood pit bull isn't moving too fast. The owners of Butch say that someone shot the dog at the top of the family's rural Mason County driveway. The six shots, however, did not kill the dog. The bullets missed his vital organs, and Butch is expected to make a full recovery. No one knows who shot Butch.
Officials believe -- due to Butch's past history -- the dog may have threatened someone and the shooting was a form of payback. Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says that two menacing citations have been issued against Butch. One man, who lives near the family, has also filed two complaints about the dog, but he has been ruled out as a suspect in the shooting.
Charges Dropped for Pit Bull Owner that Shoots Dog
(05/30/08) Sebring, FL - Dawn Thomas, a 31-year old Moore Haven correctional officer, was arrested by Highlands County sheriff's deputies in March, and charged with causing cruel death, pain or suffering to an animal, after investigators said she shot and killed her pit bull dog in its cage after it started to show aggressive tendencies.
Apparently, the dog Boss, tried to attack a dog across the street from his home. Thomas's husband broke up the attack and was not harmed (neither was the other dog). Afterward, he stuck Boss back in his pen. There were holes in the pen and hyped up Boss tried to get through them. That was when Thomas got her rifle and fired a round into the left side of Boss' head, killing it.
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