Pit Bull Attack Kills Milton Family's Pet Dog
The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Canterbury Chase family's West Highland Terrier is dead after a neighbor's pit bull ran to the front yard and attacked it on Jan. 11.
A family member called 911 to report the attack, following that up with a call to another neighbor for help. That neighbor tried to get the pit bull off the terrier by punching it in the head. When the pit bull backed off but then squared off against him, he tried kicking it. His daughter, who also ran down to the scene, kicked the pit bull, which then renewed its attack on the terrier. She also tried to hit it with a leash she saw laying in the front yard.
When the pit bull finally ran off, she helped the terrier's owner take it to the vet, but its wounds were too severe and it died.
The pit bull's owner was located and asked where his dog was. He said it had just come onto his back porch and had blood on its mouth. The dog's owner hadn't known the pit bull had left his backyard. He was issued a citation for vicious animal at large.
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