July 29, 2014

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Avon Lake police still seeking owner of pit bulls

COURTESY AVON LAKE POLICE

Avon Lake police are looking for the owners of this female pit bull mix, which bit a resident and attacked another dog Friday. COURTESY AVON LAKE POLICE

AVON LAKE — The Avon Lake Police Department on Monday still was looking for the owner of two pit bulls that reportedly attacked a resident and a golden retriever.

Police said the pit bulls bit a resident and attacked the golden retriever without provocation Friday after the Police Department and Avon Lake animal warden received multiple complaints about two dogs running loose.

The attack on the golden retriever occurred while police officers and the warden were attempting to corral the dogs, police said. One of the dogs died as the officials attempted to stop the attack.

Police said the other pit bull was taken to the Avon Lake Animal Clinic for treatment.

Both of the dogs had cloth collars without tags. The two dogs were described by a veterinarian as a 45-pound male dark brindle pit bull, possibly pure breed, and a 50-pound female cane corso-pit bull mix.

Anyone having knowledge of the dogs’ owners is encouraged to contact the Avon Lake Police Department at (440) 933-4567.

The resident who was bitten is undergoing rabies treatment. The golden retriever is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

  • Bob Sweatt

    One of the dogs died as the officials attempted to stop the attack.” Great now all the animals are going to come on here complaining about how the officers used much force to stop these attacking dogs.

    Just be glad I don’t live in that neighborhood. Because I would have just shot the dogs and went on with my day.

    • bigsister86

      No kidding, I would have done the same!

    • golfingirl

      Can you eat Rottweiler? If so, count me in.

  • ekwaykway

    After extensive interrogation, including water boarding, the dog still would not identify it’s owner.

    • golfingirl

      The owners will never be found. The dogs already ate them.

      • ekwaykway

        Lmao…great post!

  • bdid.d

    If these dogs were found with no tags the owners most likely didn’t put tags on them so when something like this happened , nobody would know whose they were…

  • brenda

    I love dogs and would never ever train them to attack unless myself, my children, and grandchildren were being attacked. Would never have a pit, although they are a beautiful breed, but I am in the process of trying to get a Rottweiler, and no you cannot eat them. Lol. Dogs should not be trained to just attack at random, but to protect. N that pit I would have injured but not killed. But at times you have to do what you have to do. Have a blessed day all!

    • golfingirl

      Brenda, just trying to lightened up the discussion with a little humor.

      I love dogs as well.

  • Joe Smith

    If they were smart, they would have put out an ad for a lost and found for the dog without mentioning the dog attack and wait until they come to claim them and busted them. They are going to try to cover their trail now.

  • Starryeyes63

    “Pit Bull” is not a breed. The term pit bull is a generic term used to describe dogs with similar physical
    characteristics. Usually a “pit bull” is considered one of several breeds
    including the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American
    Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, or any mix thereof.