Jackson County, Michigan sheriff deputies have killed three pit bulls in the past two weeks.
Most recently, on Friday, Jackson County sheriff deputies shot and killed a pit bull that bit a woman outside of her friend’s house. When the deputies responded to the call, they said that the dog charged at them twice. In response, they shot the dog.
Three days earlier, sheriff deputies killed a pit bull that bit a woman. The week before, another officer killed a roaming pit bull.
The police say that they receive numerous phone calls about pit bulls, and shooting them is essential to keeping communities safe. Deputies say that they are threat and something serious needs to be done to stop them from doing anything dangerous.
Many local dog owners say that it is extreme to shoot the dogs. They say that dogs should be given a second chance to correct their behavior before being killed.
Tina Reed, who owned the pit bull who attacked the woman on Friday, said she feels horrible about the injuries her dog inflicted, but she added that the 8-year-old pit bull had never escaped or bitten anyone before. She said that because some pit bulls are trained to be vicious, all are considered vicious. She called it discrimination against dogs.
Other residents say that there are enough incidents to prove that pit bulls are mean and the deputies are justified in killing them. They say if they are aggressive, they need to be “taken care of.”
Source: The Jackson Citizen Patriot