Thursday - May 24, 2012 - Two male PIT BULLS were euthanized after attacking an elderly man Wednesday morning. The victim was walking his dog when the Pit Bulls attacked him. The victim used his pocket knife to defend himself stabbing both dogs.......
HE THEN WENT TO HIS HOME, GOT A HAND GUN, AND FIRED SHOTS TOWARD THE PIT BULLS!!!!!
Dona Ana County Animal Control located one of the dogs in a drainage canal. A city of Las Cruces animal control Officer located and contained the other Pit Bull. Both dogs were microchipped and had up-to-date vaccinations. The owner, Chris Sanchez, 26, was located and voluntarily released custody of the dogs. The dogs were euthanized and will be sent to an Albuquerque for a necropsy.
Sanschez was charged with 2 counts of failure to restrain an animal and 2 counts of having a vicious and/or dangerous animal.
THE VICTIM'S DOG WAS TAKEN TO A VET FOR TREATMENT.