Man ticketed after pit bull attacks, injures Yorkie

A 44-year-old Grafton man was ticketed recently for having a dog at large after his pit bull pulled away from the teenagers who were watching it and attacked a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier that was on a walk with its owner, according to the Grafton Police Department.

The terrier had a baseball-size section of fur and skin missing from its right rear leg, police said.

The owner of the terrier said she was walking her dog on Walters Drive at about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, when a large dog charged toward them near the intersection with First Avenue.

The woman said the pit bull bit her dog, inflicting a significant wound. She said she managed to pull her dog free and took it to an emergency veterinarian clinic for treatment.

The woman said she had previously encountered the pit bull, which she described as being so aggressive that she no longer feels safe walking with her grandchildren past the house in the 1600 block of First Avenue where it lives.

The officer who went to that home talked with two people, an 18-year-old whose father owns the 3-year-old dog and her 19-year-old friend, who said they were sitting on the front porch with the pit bull, which was on a retractable leash.

The 18-year-old said she was looking at her phone when the pit bull apparently saw the terrier walking past and charged at it, pulling the leash out of her hand.

The owner of the dog, who seemed concerned for the well being of the terrier that was attacked, told police he has only had the pit bull for three weeks and it was still adjusting to its new home. He agreed with the officer that the dog needs more training.




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