May 10, 2007 Crystal Lake Pit Bull Breaks Out of Home to Attack Labrador

Owner puts pit bull down after attack on other dog

Crystal Lake— A 3-year-old pit bull was euthanized Wednesday, a day after it broke through a patio screen door in Crystal Lake and attacked a Labrador retriever, according to police and a relative of the pit bull's owner.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the pit bull, Shady, charged into an apartment in the 300 block of First Court and attacked the 11-year-old lab owned by Cristina Orton, Crystal Lake police said.
"We had to do it," Paulsen said. "We were told petitions were being signed, that the neighborhood was afraid. We called every pit bull rescue we could find, but no one would help. It was the only thing we could do."

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