The Associated Press
TROUTDALE, Ore. — A pair of pit bulls attacked and killed a dog in Troutdale even though the dog’s owner gouged their eyes and beat them with a metal broomstick handle, and a neighbor pelted them with rocks.
Annie Stark tells The Oregonian the attack lasted 10 minutes before the neighbor hit the pit bulls with the blunt end of an ax-like splitting maul.
But, Stark says, despite care from an emergency veterinary clinic, the 8-year-old pug named Maggie died in her bed
The attack happened Friday. It was the third pit bull mauling reported in the Portland area recently.
On Sept. 24, a pit bull killed a 13-year-old Pomeranian aboard a Portland streetcar.
On Oct. 2, a pit bull attacked the landlady of a basement rental apartment. She was hospitalized.