A Peach Street, Nicholson, woman recently reported that her neighbor’s pit bulls were out of their pen and attacked her chickens.
The complainant told a Jackson County deputy that one of her chickens was dead and another was injured and could possibly die from being attacked. The deputy spoke to the owner of the pit bulls who said he wasn’t aware that his dogs escaped their pen. He said he had six pit bulls and three were missing. Two of the missing pit bulls were brown and one was solid black, he said. He told the deputy that he would look for them and put them back in their pen.
The man also apologized to his neighbor and told her he would reimburse her for the chickens, which she valued at $45 per chicken. The deputy advised the woman to follow up with animal control.
In another area animal-related incident, a deputy was called out to Kerby Circle, Braselton, residence, where a man reported that his former neighbors had moved but left one dog tied up to the mailbox and another in the garage.
When the deputy responded, he found a black and white dog tied up to a mailbox with no food or water. It appeared to be vicious and would growl when someone go close, the deputy reported. Barking was also heard from the garage.
If I were tied to a tree without food and water, I wouldn't be probably chase a chicken down for a meal the first chance I got and wouldn't be in the best mood either! For that matter, ANY dog would do this. Why must you single out a breed here. Would you have headlined it with "Terrier attacks neighbors chickens" if it had been anything other than a pit bull?
The pit bull problem is already out of control without news outlets like yours adding to it.