TOLEDO, LUCAS COUNTY OH - 2 PIT BULLS CLIMBED THROUGH A NEIGHBOR'S WINDOW SCREEN ON JUNE 5 TO GET INSIDE AND ATTACK ANOTHER DOG ...THE SAME 2 MEAT GRINDERS CAME BACK ON JUNE 9 TO "TRY AND FINISH THE KILL!"
A South Toledo woman is facing citations after officials say her two dogs broke into a neighbor’s home through a window screen and attacked another dog inside.
The Lucas County Canine Care & Control is issuing two minor misdemeanor citations for loose dogs to Michelle Morrow, of the 400 block of El Centro Drive. A report from the shelter shows her two “PIT BULLS,” a male named Savage and a female named Zoey, were running loose the evening of June 5 when they climbed through the neighbor’s window.
Once inside, the pair attacked a mixed-breed dog named Dexter. Owner Katie Cross showed the officer puncture wounds all over Dexter’s rear legs and a torn ear before taking him to an emergency veterinary clinic, according to a canine care and control-incident report.
“I could clearly see the damage to the screen and muddy footprints all over the house by the screen from them climbing in,” a canine control officer wrote.
Ms. Morrow was at work at the time of the incident, according to the report, but her mother arrived to contain the two offending canines. Returning a call from The Blade on Monday, Ms. Morrow said the shelter’s report is “completely false” before hanging up.
Ms. Cross did not return a call from The Blade seeking comment. The report does not include updated information on Dexter’s condition.
The report shows Ms. Cross again called authorities June 9, saying Savage and Zoey were loose and attempting to get inside her residence a second time but were blocked by an air conditioner installed in the window.
Ms. Morrow surrendered her two dogs to the county shelter June 9, and they were euthanized Thursday for dog aggression stemming from the attack on Dexter.