Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FAIRVIEW PARK OH - 2 PIT BULL MIXES ADOPTED FROM A SHELTER BURST THROUGH AN "IMPROPERLY SECURED GATE" AND MAULED A TOY POODLE/COCKER SPANIEL MIX TO DEATH

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A 60-year-old Fairview Park woman was knocked to the ground and her dog mauled to death by TWO PIT BULL TYPE DOGS, police said.
The woman suffered bruising and lacerations to her arm while trying to protect her 8.5-pound toy poodle/cocker spaniel mix from the two dogs that weighed 75 and 44 pounds, Fairview Park police Chief Erich Upperman said Tuesday.

INTERNET PICTURE OF A COCKAPOO
The woman's husband took her to Fairview Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The dogs remain with their owner while a prosecutor decides whether to file charges.
The woman told police that she was walking her dog in the 22000 block of Macbeth Avenue just before 6 p.m. June 13. The two dogs burst through a gate on the opposite side of the street, according to a Fairview Park police report released Tuesday.
The woman grabbed her dog to protect it, but the two dogs jumped and ripped into her dog's flesh.
The dogs knocked the woman to the ground, and grabbed the smaller dog and killed it. The dogs' owners were out of town and a friend was caring for them at the time of the attack, Upperman said.
The gate to the fence where the dogs were held was not properly secured when they escaped, Upperman said.
The owners rescued the dogs from a shelter, and they are unsure whether they are purebred pit bulls. Both dogs were vaccinated, according to police records.
Fairview Park Prosecutor John Castele has recused himself from the case because he is acquainted with the victim. An outside prosecuter will handle the matter.


1 comment:

Dayna Hamilton said...

Pit bulls mixed with more pit bull. Why is it always when the owner is out of town and the pits are being watched by a friend when these escapes seem to happen? Very convenient for the owner to get out of charges I think.