Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ohio: Loose pit bull attacks dog that's restrained on its own property. Pit bull owner complains that the victim dog was biting his dog, too.

OHIO -- Washington County (OH) Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook on
April 28, 2017 at 4:52pm ·


On April 26, 2017 a Pit bull dog belonging to Shane Michael Hardie, age 41, 105 Gilman Avenue, Lot 11, Marietta, was loose and out of Hardie’s control.

The Pit Bull entered onto property nearby and attacked a dog which was restrained on the owner’s porch. 

Sgt. McGilton spoke with Hardie who stated that his dog was not loose, that he was walking it off-lead.

Um, walking a dog "off-lead" means your dog is LOOSE which is against the law.

Hardie stated his dog did attack another dog however that dog was biting his dog as well.

Yeah, the other dog was biting your pit bull because it was trapped by its chain/tether and couldn't get away. Your dog was the aggressor and should have been shot.

Hardie was advised that a summons would be requested for failure to restrain through Marietta Municipal Court.

On April 27, 2017 Sgt. McGilton requested a summons be issued for failure to restrain against Elizabeth A. Sickles, age 25, 17920 State Route 550, Marietta.

On April 22, 2017 Sickles' dog, a Golden Retriever, was loose on the neighbor’s property. The dog was returned to Sickles by a Deputy Sheriff, and she was advised to restrain the dog to avoid being cited in the future.

Three days later, on April 25, 2017, the same dog was loose and at the neighbor’s home again, at which time the dog was transported to the Humane Society. Sickles said that this time, it was a kid's fault - that the dog had gotten loose when a child let it outside.

Sickles reclaimed the dog from the shelter and also completed paperwork for registering the dog.