Two Aggressive Pit Bulls Shot and Killed in Florida

Two Aggressive Pit Bulls Shot and Killed in Florida

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CANTONMENT, FLORIDA -

Two pit bull terriers have been shot and killed in Cantonment, Florida.

Deputies say they responded to the 900 block of Brandemill Drive in reference to an animal incident.

Two pit bull terriers tried to attack residents who were able to retreat into their homes. The dogs went to the front of the subdivision were they attacked and bit two workers on a road construction crew.

Deputies say the workers were able to fend off the attack by striking the dogs with hand tools. The dogs retreated back into the subdivision where a resident observed the attacks and armed himself with a gun. He went searching for the dogs in his truck and came into contact with them at the intersection of Brandemill/Grand Oak Drives where a man was walking his dog.

The dogs became aggressive towards the man and his dog so the resident fired his gun into the air scaring off the dogs.

A deputy then made contact with the dogs . As he exited his vehicle the dogs charged him from a nearby porch. He discharged his shotgun once in self-defense striking and fatally wounding both dogs.

The road crew workers sustained minor wounds and were treated and released. Animal Control responded and is investigating the incident.

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