BALTIMORE - Neighbors in a Northwest Baltimore community are shaken up after some of them witnessed what they called a vicious dog attack on Nelson Road on Saturday night.
Neighbors say a Pit Bull in the neighborhood escaped its owner’s yard and attacked a smaller dog. Earlene Stron, who lives in the area, said she’s not surprised something like this happened; she said the dog has gotten out before.
Stron says she heard one of her neighbors screaming and went to investigate. “She was screaming and you could hear the growling,” she says, “I came out and I saw them. They were right in the middle of the street. It was very bad.”
The screaming woman was the owner of the smaller dog, the one the Pit Bull attacked. It was so bad, neighbors said they couldn’t do anything about it until Animal Control arrived, but the smaller dog wasn’t just attacked.
“After he killed the dog, he started eating it,” says Storn. “And the owner was there and we were telling the cops please kill it because he was eating the dog. But they said they couldn’t and he ate the dog.”
Police said they have to follow specific protocol in this sort of Animal Control situation. After this event though, residents are keeping a close eye on their dogs.
Michael Moore lives in an apartment complex near the neighborhood, and walks his dog on Nelson Avenue. He said he’s had run-ins with this dog before.
“He get away a lot you know,” Moore said. “I’m sorry he attacked that little dog and killed him like that. I’m just glad we weren’t out here at the time. He (the dog) is not going to go more than five feet away from me because he knows he needs to be near his daddy to protect him.”
Moore and Stron agree that something needs to be done about aggressive dogs getting lose, but what the solution is remains to be seen.
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