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November 7, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Seattle man kills pitbull that attacked his dog

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A South Seattle resident on Monday afternoon fatally shot a pitbull that was attacking his dog, according to Seattle police.

According to information posted on the Seattle Police Department website, a 30-year-old woman was in her front yard with her boxer in the 10400 block of 67th Avenue South just after 4 p.m. A pitbull that had been in the neighborhood came onto the property and attacked the boxer. The narrative, provided by Detective Jeff Kappel, was described as a preliminary investigation.

The woman and her husband tried several times to end the attack on their dog by throwing rocks and other things, Kappel says. The woman’s husband, worried not only about the boxer, but that the pitbull might attack his wife, got a handgun and shot the pitbull once, killing it.

The woman took the boxer to an animal hospital, and Animal Control officers took the pitbull’s body, Kappel says. The husband was interviewed by police and released. Police found the pitbull’s owner, who was also interviewed and released pending further investigation, Kappel said.

Animal Control is in charge of the investigation, Kappel says.

 

 

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