UPDATE: Pet pig's death blamed on pit bulls; WPD seizes dogs
POSTED: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 12:19pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:04pm
***UPDATE by Michael Wesp - Online Editor***
WHITEHOUSE - The Whitehouse Police Department seized the pit bulls after a judge issued a warrant.
Authorities are contemplating what action to take within the following weeks.
WHITEHOUSE - Several pit bulls attack a pet pig twice. The second time it didn't survive.
The pig's owner worries the dogs could attack again.
Word got out about the possibly dangerous dogs after Daisy, a nearly two year-old pet pig, was attacked in her pen behind a fence.
The pig's owner, Kathryn Fontenot, says four pit bulls from across the street attacked her pet pig, and in that attack, Daisy lost an ear and her tail.
About a month later, as she was beginning to heal, the dogs came back and attacked the pig again.
This time, Daisy had to be put down on the spot because her injuries were so severe.
Daisy's owner is worried for the safety of her other animals, but also for the people who walk around in that area.
"I fear for myself at some times because I know those dogs are out there, and I know they're out for blood," Ms. Fontenot says.
Ms. Fontenot says after the first attack, the dogs' owner was cited for all four dogs not being restrained.
Whitehouse police say they're working on the case, but no decision has been made yet on what to do with the dogs or their owner.