Earlier today, Escondido police shot and killed one of two pit bulls that had attacked a woman’s dog.
The attack happened near the intersection of West 10th Avenue and South Maple Street in Escondido. Neighbors report seeing the dog being attacked and came to fend off the pit bulls with shovels.
Animal control officers tried to catch the pit bulls, but the animals confronted the officers very aggressively. Police officers arrived later only to find the pit bulls circling the officers. Pepper spray was ineffective and when one of the dogs rushed the police officers, one of the dogs was shot twice and later died.
The second pit bull was taken into custody by animal control and the dog’s owners could be facing criminal charges for the attack.
We hope that these dog owners face the maximum criminal penalty for allowing their obviously dangerous dogs to run around the neighborhood unescorted. Luckily the dog that was attacked is expected to survive. But it could have easily been a person or a child that was attacked. It is unconscionable that these dogs were left unattended on the streets.
If you or a loved one has ever been injured by a dog bite or attack, please contact us so that your rights are immediately protected.