Wednesday, July 15, 2015
PORT CLINTON OH - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL JUMPED ITS FENCE AND INVADED A YARD TO KILL A BELOVED 7-YEAR-OLD POMERANIAN MILEY
A pet owner is mourning after a deadly dog attack in Port Clinton. A PIT BULL jumped a backyard fence and killed the neighbor's Pomeranian. The pit bull remains locked up in his kennel in the garage on Monroe Street, but the owners of both dogs say he should've been immediately seized for safety. The pit bull lives about 2 blocks from a school.
"It's outright murder," says Beni Domokos. He let his 7-year-old Pomeranian named Miley out in the backyard and the dog ended up dead. "I got around the corner of the shed here, and I looked down and I saw the pit bull had his jaws clamped on her throat shaking her to death."
According to police, the neighbor dog, Astro, a 10-year-old pit bull jumped the fence Friday killing Miley and then went after Domokos. "I punched at it, kicked at it to try to make it go, but it wouldn't."
The pit's owner's girlfriend was home and took control of the dog before police arrived. Police say the responding officer put the pit bull in the backseat of his vehicle and followed procedure. A 911 dispatcher contacted the Ottawa County dog warden's office , but the office didn't go to the scene. Instead police say they told officers to release the dog to his owner. The detective says that is because the dog attacked another animal and not a human being.
"I thought that was very wrong after that dog just killed my dog and then they let him back home," says Domokos.
Police charged Astro's owner, 44-year-old William Yount with the minor misdemeanor of "Failure to Control a Dangerous Dog", Yount tells 13abc off camera that he is sorry and he is having his vet put Astro down after a 10-day quarantine.
We called and emailed the Ottawa County Dog Warden's Office throughout the day, but so far we haven't heard back. If convicted of the musdemeanor, Yount faces up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.