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Pit Bull Mauling

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

Two family pets are mauled to death and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says it was the dog living nextdoor. The pit bull owner now faces a dangerous animal charge. Tthe humane society says he'll probably just face a hefty fine.

Ana Flores showed 11 News where her two dogs were killed. “I got a flashlight, walked over by house, saw blood on ground, and knew they were gone. I just knew it." For the past month, she's says her neighbor's 5 pit bulls were constantly trying to get into her yard. "There was no hold in the fence at the bottom, but they (the dogs) chewed it up and came right through here," Flores said.

Blood is splattered in two separate areas of her backyard. Her dogs’ bodies were never found. "It's hard to describe, everytime I have to look at it… It’s just hard."

Flores would like dog owners to face stiffer penalties. The Pike’s Peak Humane Society says the responsibility lies on the owner's shoulders. "What it should be is that owner should train dog to behave appropriately in society," Ann Hagerty with the Humane Society said.

As Flores wipes a tear from her eye, she knows she will never hear her precious Kia and Oscar bark again. But, she believes justice should be done to vicious dogs, so situations like this don't happen again.

The pit bull is being kept at the humane society. The owner has to pay the boarding costs until the case goes before a judge. If the owner doesn't pay, the pit bull becomes property of the humane society and they'll decide what to do with her then.

The owner of the pit bull moved out of the house last night.


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