The Times West Virginian

January 22, 2013

Dog killed following attack by pit bulls

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — An animal attack on Fairmont’s East Side on Saturday morning left one dog dead, Chief of Police Kelley Moran said.

According to Moran, two dogs were on their own property on Cochran Street when two pit bulls, whose owner lives on Reeves Avenue, got loose. Officer Brian Stewart was sent to the scene.

“The owner of the dog didn’t know the pit bulls got out and they attacked the dog and the dog died,” Moran said.

The breeds of the dogs that were attacked were unknown at press time. The dog that was not killed did sustain injuries, but the severity of those injuries was uncertain.

The pit bulls were eventually returned to their owner, whose name has not been released.

Moran said the incident was under investigation and warrants for the harboring of a vicious animal were being obtained.

Lancy Hammons, a neighbor who lives on the corner of Terrace Manor and Wabash Street, said the pit bulls tried to attack other dogs throughout the neighborhood Saturday, including his.

“I heard a lady screaming and when we came outside the dogs were done with her dog and came after mine,” Hammons said.

Hammons said he was able to keep the pit bulls from harming his dog.


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