Animal Rights

Owner Tells Florida Cops to Taser, Shoot Attacking Pit Bull

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A police officer in Florida was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull after it attacked a woman and then attacked the cop -- all of this after being Tasered. Even the dog's owner knew it was the right thing to do.

Police in Palm Harbor, Florida went to arrest a man named Michael Walker at his mobile home Monday night on drug charges. As they were leading him away, they heard growling coming from inside the trailer. Walker said it sounded like his pit bull was attacking his girlfriend, 26-year-old Sheena Sovine.

Officer Christopher Brady went back in and saw the dog on top of Sovine, biting and pulling her across the floor. He tried to distract the dog, but it wouldn't let go of her.

Brady then Tasered the pit bull twice and it finally let go. But then it attacked Brady. He was able to get to his gun and shot the dog dead.

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Witnesses said Walker told the officer to go ahead and shoot his dog. Neighbors said it had never been aggressive in the past.

Sovine was taken to a local hospital with injuries to her left arm and shoulder. The officer did not require medical treatment.