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From the Office of Sheriff Brian Hawthorne

418611_391954274152906_582258492_nSheriff Hawthorne reported that on 6 April, 2013 at approximately 12:50pm Chambers County Communications received an Animal on Animal call in the 10600 block of Pine Meadows Blvd. which is located in the Pine Meadows Subdivision which is off of SH 146 (south of I-10).

Upon arrival Chambers County Deputy K. Ritch observed two gray pit bull dogs attacking a smaller black poodle in the front yard of a residence across from the callers address in the 8300 block of White Willow.

The Deputy yelled at the dogs endeavoring to get the two pit bulls away from the mauled poodle. Both pit bulls ran into a back yard and the deputy followed to see if he could find how they got out. According to witnesses the two gray pit bulls are out running the neighborhood on a regular basis. It was discovered that the dogs have chewed and dug holes under the fence and the gate area which has made easy access for them to get out of their own backyard and into the neighbors backyard. The neighbors have called the owner in times past asking them to please put the dogs up for fear of them attacking their children. The Chambers County Animal Control Officer, Wesley Richey was dispatched and forced to tranquilize both pit bulls and place them in custody at the Chambers County Kennel facility. The poodle, which evidently a stray, did not survive the attack.

(Insert shows photo of one of the pit bulls in a neighbors backyard seconds before going through an opening he had made)

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