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.