Friday, March 16, 2018

SIX MILE, PICKENS COUNTY SC - PATSY PILGRIM IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF HER BELOVED PEKINGESE POODLE MIX "SOPHIE" AFTER A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL CAME IN HER YARD AND RIPPED SOPHIE TO PIECES



A Pickens County woman whose dog was killed by a neighbor’s pit bull last month said she is worried that other animals or worse, children, may be victimized next if law enforcement doesn’t act.  Law enforcement leaders are stressing the need to continuously report animal nuisance issues to show a pattern in order to seek proper solutions.

Patsy Pilgrim lost her 14-year-old Pekingese Poodle mix, Sophie, on Feb. 9.  She was outside when a neighbor’s dog ran onto her property and took Sophie by the neck.

“We were so distraught. I have raised that little dog,” Pilgrim said. “The look on that little dog, knowing her throat was slashed and just torn and her backend.  I just, if it was a child. That’s what I’m afraid of.

Deputies responded to Pilgrim’s home on Parrott Drive in Six Mile to document the attack and by March 9 a hearing was held in magistrate court.  A magistrate ordered the  PIT BULL  owner to pay $250 in restitution to Pilgrim, said Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Creed Hashe.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pit bulls were bred for killing other dogs, and dogs get killed by pit bulls every single day. Dog fighting is a felony, but we have allowed pit bulls out of the pits and into our communities with disastrous results.

Sophie is not an "incident". A dog getting violently killed is not a minor occurrence. I am heartbroken for every single dog owner that witnesses their dogs brutally mauled and killed.

Animal Control's job is to protect every single pit bull, as if their lives matter more than victim dogs' lives. I prefer that pit bulls become extinct through Breed Specific Legislation, and humanely dirt nap any pit bull that ends any life, be it animal or human. There are plenty of dog breeds out there, and we don't need a dog aggressive dog breed that likes to kill its own kind prowling the streets.