Sep 03, 2011 Owner of decapitated dog hopes to save other pets

Chicago - Last week, someone stole a 7-month-old German Shepherd out of a yard in the Austin neighborhood, and three days later the dog turned up dead — its head in one trash can and its body in another.

“They took the dog to fight a pit bull and chopped the dog’s head off,” he initially told me.

"The heinous act has struck such terror in this community; the owner asked that I not use his name."

by Mary Mitchell
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Sep 03, 2011 Neighbor defends stabbing dog

McHENRY – The McHenry man who stabbed a pit bull Tuesday said the dog was anything but friendly.
The pit bull came literally charging across their front yard onto the road,” Steve Schneider said. “The dog was headed right for my dog’s head or neck.”
Schneider had a pocket knife with about a 3-inch blade, which he used to stab the dog in the side.
 “...I’m telling you, this will happen again.”
 “[With] pit bulls, I think there should be restrictions on them..."

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