Friday, March 11, 2016
ARDMORE OK - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS FENCE ONCE MORE THIS TIME BITING A WOMAN IN HER OWN YARD WALKING TO HER MAILBOX
A family's dog was shot Wednesday by police after attacking a neighbor. Elizabeth Pugh says she was going to get her mail in her own front yard when she was attacked by her neighbor's two PIT BULL dogs.
"I understand they are aggravated," Pugh says. "But in my own yard I should be safe."
Police took a report from Pugh and headed toward the neighbor's house. That's when the dog went under the fence toward the officer and he shot it. The dog's owner says that they should have never shot her dog and it could have been handled in a different way.
Pugh says that this is not the first time King has come onto her property. She has filed a complaint with police before just to get it on record.
"I was hoping that by making these reports that over time, they would get a better fence to keep the dogs in their own yard."
The city of Ardmore has an ordinance requiring vicious dogs to be kept confined in a proper pen or cage so they can't get loose.
Police Capt. Eric Hamblin said the dog's owner will face charges.
"We got King cremated today (Thursday) so I guess we have to move on from here," the dog's owner said.
Police said the lesson learned here is to keep your dog confined or on a leash.