Dog Owner Appeals Ruling
Las Vegas, NV - Just after a pit bull-mix killed a 2-year old child in Las Vegas last week, two different pit bulls "slipped under" a fence and fatally attacked one horse and critically injured a second. The owner of the pit bulls is now appealing part of Clark County's decision to euthanize both dogs. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said additional information could not be provided. The case is still under investigation.
Kulin did confirm, however, that the attack occurred around 7 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on the 8000 block of Robindale Road. Kulin said both dogs have since been declared vicious by Clark County Animal Control. The owner of the pit bulls has appealed that declaration for only one of the dogs, according to Kulin. The other dog will be put down. A hearing to consider the owner's appeal will take place within the next 45 days, he said.
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