Sunday, February 12, 2017

PALMETTO BAY FL - 2 PIT BULLS INVADED A YARD AND KILLED A CAT IN ITS OWN BACKYARD - WHEN THE OWNER WENT OUTSIDE THE PITS TRIED TO ATTACK HIM SO HE WAS FORCED TO SHOOT KILLING ONE AND WOUNDING THE OTHER



A Palmetto Bay man shot and killed one of two dogs that were attacking his cat Thursday morning in his backyard, police said.
The resident heard a commotion in the backyard of his home on Southwest 180th Street about 6:45 a.m. and saw TWO DOGS attacking his cat. He went outside and said the dogs tried to attack him, so he opened fire.
One dog was killed. The other dog ran off.
Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots.
"My dogs were barking," Marsha Matson told Local 10 News. "I heard commotion in the backyard of my neighbor's house, and suddenly I heard five or six gunshots within yards of where I was, and I grabbed my dogs and put them in the bedroom and I called the police."
Another neighbor, Sheila Frazier, said she is "aghast" about what happened.
"There are other recourses you can take to get rid of the dogs," she said.
When police got to the home, they found one dog dead in the backyard.
They said the other dog ran to Palmetto Bay Park, where park employees comforted her for hours until Miami-Dade Animal Services arrived."She was limping over here and then, when she laid down, she was trying to get back up, but I guess she realized she couldn't and she was just crying. You could tell she was in a lot of pain," Stephanie Fernandez, who helped the dog, said.
The resident, whose cat was killed by the dogs, was not injured. He told Local 10 News that he feels sorry for the dogs, but blames their owner.
Both dogs were taken to the county animal shelter, where the surviving dog was evaluated and underwent surgery.
"She had a bullet hole on her left leg and she was just, like, bleeding slowly, but she was a very good dog -- very calm and not aggressive at all," Fernandez said.
"That really disturbs me," Matson added. "All he had to do was pick up the cat if that was the problem or use pepper spray or call animal control or something. I don't think he needed to empty his gun on dogs."
Animal Services officials said they first picked up the dogs in January after they were found roaming the streets.
The owner claimed the dogs, and paid for dog licenses and rabies shots.
Animal Services said the owner will be cited $165 per dog for having a dog on the loose.
Police said the man who shot the dogs will not face any charges.
http://www.local10.com/news/palmetto-bay-man-shoots-kills-1-of-2-dogs-attacking-his-cat


5 comments:

Farmer Jane said...

I would pay actual money to see this Matson person walk up to two pits in full attack mode and pick up the poor thing being attacked and just walk away. Then the reporters could come to the hospital and interview her in the ICU as she recovers from a severe dog mauling.

Anonymous said...

The victim is supposed to allow pit bulls to kill his cat in its backyard, and then to allow the pit bulls to attack him? Um, what am I missing?

It is hilarious that people actually feel sorry for the injured pit bull. Yeah, it's not aggressive because it is mortally injured. Where were you when it was gleefully killing a cat? Was that aggressive?

The irresponsible owner gets his pibble back? All he or she has to do is pay $330? If the irresponsible owner opts not to pay, then I'm sure the pit bull will be placed for adoption with no mention of its cat killing tendencies.

We're doomed!

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Me too, Farmer Jane. I will double your money cause I want to see that!!!

I want a cute purse said...

Can you imagine seeing your pet ripped apart?! Nutters are big dumb babies with pie in the sky problem solving skills (pick up your cat/ use pepper spray). They see themselves as victims even though they are the root of the problem.
Condolences to this man who want able to save his cat. I'm glad he avoided being mauled and that the pits were shot. Too bad the other wasn't killed too.

Anonymous said...

he did the right thing, what I find very disturbing is that the dogs are here presented as victims when in reality the real victim was the poor cat who was in its own yard. And this Matson is not grounded in reality but suffers from delusions.