|Published:||May 27, 2010 1:37 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 26, 2010 8:49 PM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A pitbull gets loose in Lehigh Acres, terrorizes and eventually kills another dog.
"Dogs are like kids to people, I don't even know why people own pitbulls," said Keri Mack. Her 4-year-old pug named Bailey was attacked and killed by a pitbull that lives across the street.
Mack and her boyfriend Chris Jijon are still having a hard time dealing with what they saw Tuesday night. The pitbull got loose, ran onto their property and went right for their dog. Within minutes, he was dead. Jijon says they were about to take him for a walk.
"It went straight for my pug's neck, I basically tackled it, tried to pry its jaw open and it wouldn't let go," said Jijon, who even tried striking the dog with a shovel. "I just ran out of breath, I couldn't do it anymore."
"For probably another fifteen minutes...he was just...chewing on our dog like it's a toy," said Mack.
Mack called 911 and when Lee County Deputies arrived, the pitbull finally dropped the small dog. Then, deputies say, the pitbul came for them. Deputies shot the pitbull multiple times, and it too died in jijon's front yard. Mack claims the owners of the pitbull didn't even try to help.
"They just stood there and watched as our dog was mutilated by their dog," said Mack.
We tried to talk to the pitbull's owner but no one came to the door. From a neighbor's backyard, we could see a row of cages where at least two other pitbulls were kept. Mack worries what happened to her could happen again to someone else.
"They're going to have a lot of fines against them for everything which doesn't mean crap to me because my dog is gone," said Mack.
According to Lee County Animal Services, the owners will face multiple fines in the hundreds of dollars.
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