Feb 21, 2012 Elgin police kill pit bull after it attacked dog

Thanks to the work of Best Friends Animal Society and Ledy Vankavage, Christian Diaz could harrass his neighbors with his pit bull no less than 7 times before the pit was shot and killed.  In the last two years 15 out of the 16 dogs shot by police in Elgin were pit bulls.

By Tara GarcĂ­a Mathewson

Elgin police shot and killed a violent pit bull Monday after it attacked a neighbor’s dog
Christian Diaz, 19, 300 block South Weston Avenue, is the owner of the attacking pit bull and was bit by his own dog trying to break up the fight, police said.
Charges are pending against Diaz for his dog’s behavior. Diaz...has already been found liable seven times in the last two months for animal complaints, according to Theriault.

The most recent complaint against (Rocco) ... involved the same family whose dog was attacked Monday, Theriault said.

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Feb 07, 2012 Pit bull mauls Lake co. board member's dog

Waukegan – “Last Thursday between 8:30 and 9 o’clock, I took my three little dogs outside,” Hewitt said Tuesday. “I had them on a leash on my front lawn so they could do their business....”
Before she knew it, Hewitt said, the dog had her 14-pound bischon Maltese, Cindy, in its jaws.
... Hewitt said she finds herself struggling to feel comfortable again in the neighborhood where she’s lived for two decades.

“Our lives have changed. I’m afraid to go outside. My husband has to go with me,” she said. “And when we take Cindy out, you can tell she’s scared, too..."

Hopefully this Lake County Board member can effect some changes in her home town of 20 years to make all normal, pet dogs safe from dogs that were bred to attack other dogs - pit bulls.

By Dan Moran
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Feb 04, 2012 Pit bull kills chihuahua in Riverton

Riverton – The woman and her son were walking their chihuahua on north 5th street, when a dog described as a pitbull "ran up to them aggressively." The woman shielded her son and also tried to protect her own dog, but the attacking dog killed hers as she held it in her arms.

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