Dog Attack Ends in Euthanization

Dog Attack Ends in Euthanization
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POSTED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 4:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:08pm

Two adult male pit bull terriers were euthanized after attacking an eldery man Wednesday morning. 

The dogs were said to have been running loose near the intersection of Dalrymple and Trojan Lane, just west of Doña Ana Road. The victim was walking his dog in the same area when he said the two pit bulls became aggressive and attacked him. 

The victim used a pocket knife he was carrying to defend himself, stabbing both dogs. He then reportedly went to his home, got a handgun and fired shots towards the pit bulls. It is unclear whether or not the dogs were hit.

Doña Ana County Animal Control located one of the dogs in a drainage canal near the area where the attack happened. A City of Las Cruces Animal Control officer located and contained the other pit bull near Hoagland. Both dogs were microchipped and had up-to-date vaccinations. The owner, Chris Sanchez, 26, was located and voluntarily released custody of the dogs at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.

The dogs were euthanized and will be sent to Albuquerque for necropsy.

Sanchez is charged with two counts of failure to restrain an animal and two counts of having a vicious and/or dangerous animal. Both charges are misdemeanors. The victim reportedly suffered lacerations to his right arm, but told animal control officers he was unsure whether the wounds were bite marks or cuts from his own knife.

His dog was taken to a local animal hospital for medical treatment.
  

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WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO LEAR THAT PIT BULLS SHOULD NOT BE IN
RESIDENTIAL AREAS ??? AFTER ALL THE STORIES OF THESE DOG ATTACKS,WHY
DO PEOPLE STILL HAVE THESE DOGS??? I FEEL SORRY FOR THE DOGS BECAUSE
I'M AN ANIMAL LOVER. PLEASE PEOPLE - FIND ANOTHER BREED OF HOUSE DOG !!!!!
LISTEN TO THE NEWS !!!!!

i hope you know that not all pit bulls are aggresive like that. many can be loving and caring just as much as any other kind of dog. maybe those pitbulls werent trained properaly or have had a poor past. if you were a true animal lover you wouldnt hate against pit bulls.

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