Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FERNANDINA BEACH FL - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW SLIPPED OUT OF ITS COLLAR" AS IT WAS BEING PUT INTO A CAR AT AN ANIMAL CLINIC AND IMMEDIATELY FOUND SOMETHING TO TRY AND KILL - AN ARMY VET'S SERVICE DOG - THE 70-YEAR-OLD VET HAD A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE!




An Army veteran shot and killed a  PIT BULL  that was attacking his service dog at a Nassau County animal clinic, WJAX reports.

A witness told officers that James Strickland, a 70-year-old Army veteran with a concealed carry license, was holding his service dog back from a pit bull that was trying to attack it at the Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic.

Witnesses said the service dog was restrained and Strickland was holding it back as two people tried to pull the pit bull away.
Officers said as the dogs were momentarily separated, Strickland told the pit bull's handler twice that he would shoot the animal if it could not be restrained.
According to police, the pit bull broke free from its handlers and again attacked Strickland’s dog.
Strickland fired twice at the pit bull from very close range with a .38 caliber handgun, officers said.
According to witnesses, Strickland never pointed the weapon at any person, nor were any individuals in harm’s way when he discharged his firearm. 
Strickland's dog was not seriously hurt but did suffer visible scratches. 
Strickland’s dog is a Weimaraner named Betty Boop and is a VA service animal.
The pit bull, named Dozer, died at the scene, WJAX reports.
The dog’s primary owner Althea Brown was not at the scene, police said.
The pit bull was reportedly taken to the animal clinic for ringworm treatment by Mouhamadou Moustapha Ba and Courtney Scott, who also claimed to own the dog.
Scott said the pit bull slipped out of its collar as it was being put in their vehicle.  
Florida Statutes 767.03 provides for defense in killing a dog if it is believed that the attacking dog is intent on killing a domestic animal or livestock. 
Strickland told police he felt strongly that this attack would be fatal for his dog, officers said.
At this time, it is not believed that the pit bull has ever been declared dangerous, police said.





3 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

I do like happy endings to stories like this.

Dayna Hamilton said...

“There’s no reason for someone to have a gun like that and shoot a dog at the vet’s office!” said Ba. “There were people around who could have gotten hurt. He could have hurt my grandson or my stepdaughter."

Substitute "pit bull" with " gun" and the statement makes sense. Apparently it's acceptable to the pit owner for their pit to maul another dog to death in front of these witnesses but it's not ok to defend anything from the pit who just wants to "play".

I want a cute purse said...

Pit owners are such losers! Dumb and clueless. If tonly hey could think 5 seconds into the future.