Re: Pit Bulls attack and kill grandmother
I don't know if this is the right place to be posting this, but it's giving me an outlet. Don't have to respond if you don't want to, but I thought I would give an update.
Maw lived in a small neighborhood in the country. In other words, it was roughly a subdivision, but with 5 acre lots or better, so not exactly in your neighbors business. Apparently, there had been SEVERAL complaints about loose dogs in the neighborhood dating back as much as a year. The animal control agent who responded to calls would drive the main road up and down for a few minutes, fail to locate any animals and leave. With the lots being as big as they are and the houses typically set back from the road - as Maw's was - it was pure negligence that he didn't at least check the lots of the people who complained.
One week ago, Maw called to complain about the dogs again. They had started to approach her as she took her schitzu (sp?) out for a walk in the back yard. No response.
Yesterday, apparently her dog was in the yard and the three pit bulls attacked the dog. Maw being Maw - noone too small is not worthy of defending - she took it upon herself to try to drive the dogs away.
They found the remains of Maw's dog and the third pit bull today. They are being examined for rabies. The owner of one of the dogs - who claimed not to own the other two dogs - final admitted ownership of at least two of the dogs. Don't know what charges will be filed, but I refuse to believe they won't be.
The local police have been taken off the case and the state police have taken over. The police in this county are a total joke.
My wife and I work in the same place and tried to go in, just to give us something to do to take our minds off things. 15 minutes later, we had to leave because of the number of people that, rightfully, wanted to express condolences and find out what happened. My wife was just not ready for that.