July 21, 2009 - Kenny Price, Colbert Co Animal Control Officer is investigating several attacks on small pets on Lakewood Dr. Sheffield Police Officers trailed the offending pit bulls to a residence, and neighbors believe the bulldogs belong to a neighor who owns 6 dogs. One families Chihuahua /Maltese mix was found hardly anything left of him, Another neighbor's Jack Russell Terrier was mauled, and there was an attack about a year ago. The pit bulls actually came up on a deck to get one of the pets! One attack cost the family $750, another $315, and another $300.
Price said Sheffield passed a Vicious Dog Ordinance Monday that goes into effect within five days. He said the City only allows 3 dogs at a residence and the owner of the 6 pit bulls does not have city license for them. The owner says his dogs have shock-collar fencing to prevent them from getting off property, but Price says that isn't always effective. "The neighborhood is very upset about this situation ," Price said.