Vicious Animal Incident

Release Date/Time: 6/29/2013 12:28 PM

Incident: Vicious Animal Incident

Report #: 13-061388

Date: Friday, 6/28/2013

Time: 10:59 PM

Location: 600 block of Terrace Street

Salinas Police Officers responded to a vicious pit-bull that had attacked the resident's dog. The owner of the dog told officers that an unrestrained pit-bull walked onto his property and began to viciously attack his dog. The owner feared that his dog was going to be killed from this attack. He grabbed a hammer and struck the pit bull multiple times to stop it from killing his dog. The severely beaten dog crawled to the rear of the property. Officers determined that the suffering pit bull was gravely injured. Officers shot the dog to prevent further suffering. The owner of the dog said that this was the third time that this pit-bull has entered his property and attacked his dog.  He was very upset that he had to strike the pit bull but felt that he had no other alternative.  Officers were unable to locate the owner of the pit bull.

Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill

Telephone: (831) 758-7250