SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas) – A woman claims two pit bulls killed her three dogs after breaking through a fence and entering her home through the dog door.
Jennifer, the owner who only wanted to be identified by her first name, explained that Jill, a black lab, Gucci, a shih tzu, and Buddy a Pekingese were left inside the home alone, KTVN reported.
When she returned to her home, she discovered a bloody scene.
“Two pit bulls who I have never seen before were hovering over our dead family dog,” Jennifer said. “As I proceeded further into the home, which was all covered in blood, I found our other two dogs, and all of them were dead.”
Barry Brode, Director of Washoe County Animal Services, explained that the two pit bulls entered into the home after breaking through a fence of a nearby backyard.
“The dogs entered through a dog door, an unsecured dog door,” Brode said.
“That dog door,” Jennifer said. “I mean I would worry about burglars, but not my dogs being eaten in their home.”
Some neighbors said that the two pit bulls have broken out before and entered their property, but were friendly.
“The pit bulls last summer were breaking into our yard and they were very friendly, and came into my house, hangout with my dogs,” Rorie Monroe, a neighbor, said.
This won’t be the first time that the pit bulls’ owner will be cited, but officials would not release any details about the dog’s past. The owners are facing a fine and a judge could order for the two pit bulls to be euthanized.
Brode explained that residents should double check fencing around their property to look for any space where a dog could sneak through.
“An accident that could have been prevented,” Brode said. “By taking responsibility by making sure the animals were secured in the kennel, that the fence line was properly secured, and up to date.”