Chiefland Pit Bull is Dead After Trespassing in Neighbor's Yard
Published October 22nd, 2013
LEVY COUNTY- Chiefland residents are in an uproar over what they are calling a brutal attack against an animal
Rick Gerald's decision to take a machete to a pit bull in his yard was difficult but one he said he had to make.
Even though his actions were legal, the dog's owner wants more light to be shed on what she says should be an animal cruelty case.
Owner of the dead dog, Ashlie Cowart says she was not impressed by law enforcement's response, "so come on people let's move forward? That's the kind of impression that you get. That police officer came here, watched me cry my eyes out about my dog and then walk away and say it's your fault, sorry but he was allowed to do it."
The dog survived the blow from the machete and was able to make it back home, but was soon put down by Ashlie's husband, Adam Cowart after it experienced a seizure.
A release from the Chiefland Police department states that this was not the first time they responded to complaints about her pit bulls.
The Humane Society also told the Chief of Police, Robert Douglas that they have also responded to reports of Cowart's dogs running loose in the neighborhood.
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