YUKON OK - 2 OF MATT ROBERTSON'S PIT BULLS PUSHED THROUGH A WOOD FENCE AND TRIED TO KILL THE NEIGHBOR'S DOG AND THE JUDGE ORDERED THE MEAT GRINDERS TO BE PUT DOWN....I WANT TO SEE THE INJURED VICTIM DOG, THE VET BILLS AND HEAR WHAT IT TOOK TO PRY THE PITS OFF!!!!!
A Yukon man is devastated that a judge ordered both of his dogs to be euthanized after attacking a neighbor's dog.
Matt Robertson calls his dogs Molly, Joker and Flower beloved members of the family."They are loving dogs, they are house dogs they sleep in bed with me every night,” Robertson said.
But Monday night two of his family members are sleeping on concrete, in steel cages.
"It tears me apart every time I have to go up there and leave,” Robertson said.
That's because both Molly and Joker were seized by the City of Yukon, a judge ordering both to be put down.
"I had to pick him up and put him in the animal control vehicle which killed me. That's the last thing he remembers is me putting him in that vehicle taking him to the place he's at now,” Robertson said.
Robertson says back in October he let his PIT BULL MIXES outside in his fenced in yard. But they were able to push one of the wood panels out of place and get into his neighbor’s yard. Robertson says an animal control officer told him Molly bit the neighbor’s dog and wouldn't let go.
"The dog had a bite wound under its arm and a bite wound under her shoulder,” Robertson said.
Robertson says he paid their vet bill and then had to go court. He says even though this was the first time Molly or Joker had been aggressive or received any type of citation, the judge ruled that both were vicious animals that should be destroyed.
"Way too drastic. My dogs are like my children I don't think somebody should just be able to order my dogs destroyed without giving me the option to take them out of the city,” Robertson said.
Robertson says he's been a responsible pet owner fencing in his yard, only letting them outside when he’s home and even feeding them grain free food. He says Joker and Molly deserve another chance.
"If they won't let me have them at the house I've found people that would agree to take them which ultimately isn't what I want but if it's something to save their lives,” Robertson said.
Robertson has filed an appeal and is waiting for a court date; in the meantime Molly and Joker both have to stay at the Yukon pound. Robertson is asking for your help with legal costs to save his dogs if you'd like to donate click here.
The City of Yukon did issue an official statement to us saying they received a vicious animal call back in October for Robertson's dogs. That statement confirmed the municipal court found him guilty and ordered the animals be destroyed. The statement says the dogs will be kept in custody but that they will comply with the results of the appeal. A city ordinance states that a judge can rule a dog is vicious and needs to be destroyed if it causes serious injury to a person or domestic animal.