3 Pit Bull Attacks Within A Week

3 Pit Bull Attacks Within A Week

Posted: Updated:
CANTONMENT, FLORIDA -

Is the pit bull getting a bad name, or are they vicious animals?

Out of a dozen veterinarians from Mobile to Pensacola only one would comment on camera to answer that question.

"I don't think the pitbull breed is to blame I think the blame is that we have these dogs that just get dumped and they really have to live for themselves and they're not acting in an unnatural behavior, they're pack hunting is what they're doing," said Chris Rehm with Rehm Animal Clinic.

Other vets politely declined an interview. Some said that over 50% of their clients own pit bulls and commenting wouldn't be good for business. But, a former shelter employee had this to say:

"Out of all the strays that we saw come in I would say a chihuahua was more aggressive," she said.

A pit bull attacked a woman in Irvington early Thursday evening after breaking free from it's collar. County officials tell News 5 she was attacked in the leg.

A pit bull also attacked 8 sheep early Wednesday morning in Cantonment, Florida. The owner of the property says his sheep were mauled to death by a pitbull.

"Had one of the sheep by the throat, there were 8 already down in the pasture I ran back inside got my shotgun. They had mauled several of them, 8 of them were dead I have several that have bites to the feet and through the throat that we're doctoring on but 8 were killed," he said.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Gives Birth to 19 lb Baby

    Woman Gives Birth to 19 lb Baby

    Boy Becomes Heaviest Newborn in Country's History; Mom and Baby in Good Health, Dad Says..
    Boy Becomes Heaviest Newborn in Country's History; Mom and Baby in Good Health, Dad Says..
  • Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room

    Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:10:13 GMT
    Jeffery Gainous, 32Jeffery Gainous, 32
    WKRG News 5 is learning more about the former local band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students.
    WKRG News 5 is learning more about the former local band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students.
  • Band Teacher Charged for Sex with Students

    Band Teacher Charged for Sex with Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:47:22 GMT
    Jeffery Lance Gainous faces a total of 12 charges for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his female students during his time as band director at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton.
    Jeffery Lance Gainous faces a total of 12 charges for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his female students during his time as band director at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.