CUTLER BAY FL - A PACK OF PIT BULLS CAME OVER AND THROUGH RONALD WALKER'S FENCE ( CAUGHT ON NEIGHBOR'S SURVEILLANCE CAMERA) AND RIPPED HIS BELOVED MIXED BREED "RUSTY" TO PIECES ....BUT, BUT, BUT ...PIT BULLS ARE BANNED IN MIAMI DADE???
Still shaken, Ronald Walker remembers the terrifying moment his 7-year-old mixed breed Rusty was attacked by A PACK OF PIT BULLS.
"The big dog jumped the fence, and the smaller dogs went through here," Walker said. A neighbor's surveillance camera caught the pack trying to jump the fence Tuesday morning. The biggest one was the first to make it over the fence.
Walker believes one of the dogs was A PIT BULL, a breed that is illegal in Miami-Dade County. The dogs immediately latched onto Rusty and wouldn't let go.
"Blood was coming out of his ears, his nose," Walker said. "He lost both of his canine teeth. He was skinned all over, lacerations on both sides and a deep hole. I suspect it was an artery."
The attack was so loud, neighbors heard it and rushed to help.
"I SAW A PIT BULL ATTACKING RUSTY, BITING HIS NECK," Cristy Blanco said. "I tried to get tools, something to hit the dog, but he wouldn't let go."
Britney Torres said she was covered in Rusty's blood when she tried to stop the fight.
"In the house I grabbed a towel and tried applying pressure on his neck to stop bleeding," she said.
Miami-Dade police and animal services responded and Rusty was taken to the vet where he was treated but died shortly after being sent home.
Family and friends said the owner of at least one of the dogs that attacked lives down the block.
Local 10 News attempted to get a comment.
"Well, it's been very painful but I have the best neighbors in the world," Walker said.
WALKER SAID THE MAN WHO OWNS THOSE DOGS HAS BEEN VISITED AT LEAST FIVE TIMES BY AUTHORITIES BECAUSE OF THOSE DOGS.