Imagine coming home and finding a pit bull loose in your house. Well, that nightmare came true for Pam McKee. When she came home Tuesday afternoon she walked into her kitchen area where a black pit bull lunged at her. She then ran outside, but not before seeing her German Shepard of the floor surrounded by blood.
She says the pit bulls got in through her doggy door and killed her dog. The dogs belong to a neighbor, Darnelle Darby, of Fort Walton Beach. Pam says once outside she called the police and animal control who took away the dogs.
Three pit bulls, two of which were involved in the attack, were taken to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, but to the horror of Pam McKee, they could be coming right back.
Director of Animal Services Dee Thompson says the dog's future resides with the owner.
“If he follows the law and does the things that needed to be done, such as buying a muzzle, building a proper holding pen and paying more than $780 in fines, there isn't any law that could keep him from getting back his pit bulls.”
When Pam comes home she usually puts her 17-month-old granddaughter in the house first to play with her dog Harley. Tuesday she luckily left her in the car and says if the dogs come back, she will take steps necessary to protect her family.
She says if they get in her yard again she will kill them, and Florida law says she would have the right to do so.
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