Pit bulls Involved in Attack to be Euthanized
POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:04pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:14am
EL PASO — The pit bulls involved in a Lower Valley attack with a jogger Wednesday will be euthanized by El Paso Animal Services.
The owner of the four pit bulls surrendered custody of the dogs to El Paso Animal Services Wednesday evening, which are under quarantine at the Animal Services shelter, at 5001 Fred Wilson. They will be kept under observation for 10 days to see if they display any rabies symptoms.
The owner of the dogs received 13 citations for violations related to animal vaccinations, registration, microchip and not having the dogs confined to the property.
This comes after a call was reported to El Paso Police about a dog attack on the 500 block of Eastland. Animal Services officers were dispatched to the site shortly afterward Wednesday afternoon.
As part of the investigation the dogs will undergo a dangerous dog evaluation and will be checked to see if they are up-to-date with rabies vaccinations.