Shih Tzu Owner 'Devastated' By Decision
A woman whose dog was killed by a pit bull in her front yard said she's disappointed to learn that the animal was back in her neighborhood.
Nancy Roberson said that even though the pit bull was found and seized by animal control officers after hours of searching, the dog was returned to its owners the next day without any citations.
"I was shocked and devastated," Roberson said. "What had we been doing? What was all the work for?"
The city said the dog was returned because it was not under the owner's watch when it attacked Roberson's shih tzu and because it was up-to-date on all city requirements.
The Animal Rescue League said that under the city's ordinance, a dog would have to attack someone or something three times before the city considers it dangerous.