Thursday, August 25, 2011

Police: Port St. Lucie man shoots pitbull attacking his cat

By Will Greenlee, TC Palm

A man told police Wednesday he fired two shots at a pitbull that he said was "mauling" his cat, which died following the apparent attack, according to a report released Thursday.
Port St. Lucie police went to an address in the 2000 block of Southwest Trenton Lane and spoke to the cat's owner, a 42-year-old man. He said he was in his home when he heard a "commotion" outside.
He said he looked outside and saw a pitbull "mauling" his cat. He ran outside, yelling at the dog to stop.
The dog, he said, wouldn't let go of his cat. He kicked the dog and got his .40 caliber Glock handgun from inside his home.
He fired one shot and thought he missed because the dog didn't stop. He fired a second shot and the dog dropped the cat before running north on Southwest Trenton Lane.
The cat died.
The owner of the pitbull, a 40-year-old woman who lives in the 2000 block of Southwest Larchmont Lane, was told it's her responsibility to keep the dog, which was shot twice, on her property.
The pitbull's injuries weren't life threatening.
No arrests were made. The pitbull owner got a written warning.

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