LELAND NC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL HAS JUMPED MARY DIEMER'S FENCE BEFORE - THIS TIME IT KILLED HER CAT AND NOW SHE'S AFRAID TO LET HER GRANDCHILD GO OUT IN HER YARD - SO WHAT WILL THE "POWERS THAT BE" DO NOW?...NOT MUCH BECAUSE THEY SAY THE PIT IS NOT AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS PEOPLE...YET???!!!
(WWAY) — One Leland woman said she’s been scared to go out in her yard because of a neighbor’s PIT BULL. Tuesday, Mary Diemer said that pit bull attacked and killed one of her cats.
“I remember thinking ‘oh my God the cat’s dying, the cat’s dying, I can’t stop this, I can’t do anything’,” said Diemer. “The dog was just shaking the cat.”
She said she fought the dog off with a plastic gardening shovel but her cat Lupe was already dead.
“I laid the cat down on the ground, and I could see her back legs. Her back was broken,” said Diemer.
She said she called for help and the Brunswick County Animal Control responded.
“I asked them why they couldn’t remove the dog,” said Diemer.”They said they can only issue a citation today.”
A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed the dog’s owners were issued two citations, one for running at large and one for public nuisance. The spokesperson said the dog wasn’t aggressive toward people and the owner was cooperative.
Diemer said she’s called animal control before after seeing the pit bull jump the four-foot-fence between yards.
Her neighbor Rick West said he has seen the dog jump his fence as well.
“He’s running over here and it upsets my cats in the house so I have to shoo him back,” said West. “It can’t be jumping fences and killing cats or other small animals, what’s it going to kill next a small child.”
That is a concern Diemer, a grandparent of a six-year-old boy, has.
“I’m afraid for him to be out here in this yard by himself,” said Diemer.
The spokesperson said animal control officers are still investigating what happened.