Jun 6, 2010

What happens when Pit Bulls escape containment?

Runaway Pit Bulls Kill 20 Sheep In Huron County

HURON COUNTY, Mich. -- Two unlicensed pit bull dogs are accused of killing as many as 20 sheep at a farm in Huron County’s Rubicon Township, about 70 miles east-northeast of Saginaw.

Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said Carol Roggenbuck, who was boarding the sheep for a Port Hope farmer, saw two pit bull dogs attack the herd on their Rasmey Road property just after 8 p.m. Thursday. She was able to scare the dogs away before calling 911.

A deputy searched the area and found the suspected dogs at a home approximately one mile away from the farm.

Hanson said the deputy noticed blood on of the dogs and that they both "smelled like a gutted animal.”

The homeowner told the deputy that his two 2-year-old male pit bulls did in fact run off earlier in the night.

The animals were confined and transported to the Thumb Animal Shelter to be held while charges are being sought.

The value of the dead livestock hasn't been determined, but the dog owner says he has offered to compensate all damages.

The attack remains under investigation.


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