Police hunt killer of pit bulls in Northern California

Wed May 21, 2014 4:32pm EDT

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(Reuters) - Police in rural Northern California were searching on Wednesday for the killer of two pit bulls, who were shot and hung from a tree next to a hand-scrawled sign that read "All stray dogs must die."

A state transportation worker found the dogs on Monday along Highway 36 near Dinsmore, southeast of Eureka, according to Humboldt County Sheriff spokesman Lieutenant Wayne Hanson.

A deputy found the dogs, one white and one brindle, shot in the head and hanging from a tree by a rope around their hind legs, about half a mile from the nearest house, Hanson said in the statement.

The deputy, who cut the dogs down, found a large wooden sign nearby, spray-painted with the message "All stray dogs must die," Hanson said.

The sheriff's office is asking for calls from anyone with information.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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Stray pitbulls are far more dangerous than this person.

May 26, 2014 12:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MacMan wrote:
@ TPartyNutcases: Good moniker for you….

Pit Bulls are like people. Some are dangerous, some are loving.

And gratuitous killing of animals is a sign of mental illness and generally a warning sign for violent tendencies. I hope they catch this nut and put him away.

May 27, 2014 6:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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