KATIE ALLEN and her frankenmaulers
57 yr old barbara berry and her 10 yr old sheltie, sassy, were in a neighbor's yard. another neighbor's pit bull broke through the fence and attacked sassy. berry was bitten trying to save sassy. the neighbor whose yard they were in, beat the pit bull with a shovel. the pit bull ran back into its yard, barked and was let in the house. the sheltie lost a leg. the pit bull was seized and is in quarantine. berry said the pit nutters have lived in the rental for 6 months and they have a kid and another pit bull. she said the pit nutters have to spoken to her about their dogs, insisting that they are gentle. this is not the first time the pit bulls have broken the fence and roamed free. berry is planning to file a lawsuit against the pit nutters.
of course, the pit nutters KATIE ALLEN and BEN BOURQUE have their own explanation of events. despite the fact that KATIE ALLEN was not home that day, she doesn't believe that her gentle wiggle butt broke the fence and attacked without provocation. even though KATIE ALLEN was not home during the attack, she says the sheltie scratched the fence and stuck her head inside and provoked the gentle pit bull. responsible pit nutter KATIE ALLEN admits that the fence is weak and they have tried to "shore it up with lattice work" but the dogs have spent little time outside "because they tend to bark at other other dogs". KATIE ALLEN said that she and her husband are willing to pay the medical costs for both berry and sassy (yeah she says that to the news reporter and animal control but we all know the nutters will disappear into the night). but most importantly, KATIE ALLEN wants to do everything that she can to ensure that her wiggle butt NOVA lives to maul another day.
BEN BOURQUE'S version of events is even better. BOURQUE told the aco who responded to the 911 call that he didn't even know that his pit dog had gotten out of the yard.
ACO cheri muraski's version of events are best of all. after BEN BOURQUE received the quarantine spiel, he went inside to get the rabies documentation. about 30 seconds later, a white car left the ALLEN/BOURQUE garage. BEN BOURQUE came back outside to talk to the aco. BOURQUE went back in the house to get the frankenmauler and right back out with a lame ass excuse, "my roommate took the dog to a park". the aco asked for the roommate's cell phone and when she called it, the number was disconnected. then BEN BOURQUE asked the aco several times "what would happen if my friend took the dog out of state?" the aco called for police back up and an hour later the white car returned the frankenmauler.
animal control cited berry for dog at large and KATIE ALLEN AND BEN BOURQUE with the typical laundry list of pit nutter violations: no license, no rabies, dog at large, inadequate fencing and vicious dog. AND THE LANDLORD ASKED THE PIT NUTTERS TO MOVE.
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