Woodland: deputies shoot ‘charging’ dogs
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 19, 2012 —
Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputies shot two dogs that “charged the deputies” during a probation search at an Antelope Street house in Woodland on Monday at about 9:20 a.m .
According to Sgt. Lance Faille of the sheriff’s department, deputies conducted a probation search of the home of Shane Edgington, who was not home at the time.
“Inside the residence, (deputies) located two subjects, 46-year old Carol Vitalie and 43-year old Vincent Van Asperson, and three pit bull dogs,” said Faille in a press release. “The three pit bulls were in a bedroom that needed to be searched. Yolo County Animal Control officers responded to remove the dogs from the bedroom.”
“While one dog was being removed by an animal control officer, a second came charging out of the bedroom and a deputy Tased that pit bull,” he continued. “A third pit bull came out of the bedroom, tearing the electrical wires from the Taser’s barbs. Both loose pit bulls charged two different deputies in separate locations of the residence and were shot by those deputies.”
The dogs were taken to the UC Davis Animal Hospital and were found to be dead. The third pit bull was removed from inside the house, as were five other dogs in the backyard — all unlicensed, said Faille.
The man and woman at the house were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
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