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West Ashley pit bull put down after attacking several dogs

A dachshund who was killed by the pit bull A dachshund who was killed by the pit bull
Hunter was the first victim in Monday's pit bull attack. Hunter was the first victim in Monday's pit bull attack.
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Some dog owners say they now have closure after a pit bull that attacked their pets was ordered to be euthanized.

Bob Redwitz, whose dachshund was killed by the pit bull, says he never wants to see a dog put down, but says he believes this pit bull would kill again if something wasn't done.

During a hearing Wednesday, a veterinarian testified the pit-bull was "extremely aggressive" and was a "public health concern."

In addition to killing Redwitz's dog, the pit bull also injured three other pets in West Ashley back in February. The dog had been staying at the Charleston Animal Society since the attacks.

At the hearing, the pit bull's owner said her dog had never attacked any dog before that day in February.    

Redwitz says the owner of the pit bull asked if her dog could be moved to a farm in North Carolina, but that was denied during the hearing.

The owner was ordered to pay restitution.


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