'Vicious' Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Another Dog In Westchester - 9 Months After First Attack

Mike Krauser
August 20, 2019 - 11:08 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --  A pit bull attacked and killed a small dog in Westchester over the weekend, after having done the same thing 9 months ago.

Westchester police were called for a report of two loose pit bulls near Suffolk Avenue and Dickens Street at 6:39 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the pit bulls had escaped from their home in the 1400 block of Suffolk Avenue and were running south down the street. Westchester police officers were able to capture one - a 16-month-old female - without incident, but the other got into a fenced backyard, where it attacked another dog. 

“She didn’t deserve to die in her back yard," said owner Woody Jackson.

Woody Jackson's 8-year-old dachshund named Sookie was killed.

He and his neighbor J.P. Salazar spoke to CBS 2. 

"I saw that there was a pit bull shaking the dachshund in its mouth, so I dropped the cane and rushed over" Salazar said.

He recently had surgery and despite having to walk with a cane, still managed to wrestle the pit bull away and held it for police. 

Investigators and Salazar would later discover that the attacking pit bull was familiar to the court system.

“I see on the collar, ‘vicious dog,’” he said.

The same two dogs were declared vicious by a judge after attacking and killing another dachshund last November. They were supposed to be muzzled and kept in an enclosure.

According to CBS 2, the owners of the pit bulls came to the Westchester police station to claim the dogs following the Sunday incident, and decided to have the male pit bull euthanized Sunday evening, police said. The female pit bull was taken to another animal hospital, where she could be impounded pending a status decision by a Cook County judge.

It’s unclear how the dogs escaped the court-ordered enclosure. Their owners have been issued multiple citations, and are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.