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One dog kills three others


A pit bull killed three Chihuahuas at a residence on Kent Street in Electric City, April 14.

The pit bull was among six dogs owned by Trina R. Davis, and housed at 202 Kent Street, where she had lived with Raymond E. Atchison, before the couple had separated, according to police reports.

Atchison told police that when he had returned home Saturday he found that the pit bull, which Davis had found and brought home, had killed three of her five Chihuahuas and injured another.

A nearby neighbor had reported the killing incident to police dispatch about 6:30 p.m.

Atchison had decided to bury the dogs in the yard, but Mayo had taken photos of the deceased animals.

Atchison told police that he had told Davis, the owner of the six dogs, to come and take them, but Davis, who is homeless, said she didn’t have any place to keep them.

Police located Davis at another house in Electric City. She was shaken when she learned what had happened, police reported. The uninjured dog was returned to Davis.

The injured dog had a bloody ear and showed signs of injury, the report stated. Police advised Atchison to see that it got medical attention, but Atchison and Mayo both stated they didn’t have money for care expenses. Mayo, who reported the incident, said she would take the dog to Moses Lake for medical attention but didn’t have money for gas.

Officer Matt Ponusky, who handled the case, stated in his report that he purchased $40 worth of gas for Mayo’s vehicle with the understanding that she would take the animal to a care facility.

Police stated Tuesday that the pit bull is still with Atchison and that papers have been filed with the city of Electric City so the city council can decide whether to declare the dog dangerous.

Neither Atchison nor Davis could be reached for comment.

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