Thursday, March 6, 1986

Florida: Kenneth Raff, 20, bought a pit bull that had attacked its previous owner. He was then mauled by his new pet

FLORIDA -- In the second attack on its owners in four weeks, a male pit bull inflicted severe wounds on a Hollywood man when he tried to keep the animal from killing a cat, Broward County animal control officials said.

Kenneth Raff, 20, a new owner of the pit bull, tried to step between the 35- pound dog and a cat Monday. He was bitten several times and suffered tendon damage to his arm, said animal control supervisor Tim Keller.

Keller said the dog had attacked its previous owner early last month and that the owner had apparently sold the pit bull to Raff.

"I don't know what in the world these people are doing trading vicious dogs around like trading cards," Keller said.

The Animal Control Division was called Wednesday to take the dog from Raff's home in the 7500 block of Farragut Street, Keller said. If the dog remains unclaimed, it will, by Florida law, be euthanized.

(Sun Sentinel - March 6, 1986)