Colorado Family’s Pit Bulls Found Decapitated

GRANT JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Officials in west-central Colorado say a family’s young pit bull dogs were found decapitated on the railroad tracks, miles from their house.

Christin Ormond says the dogs jumped their fence Monday night and were found dead late Wednesday afternoon. One dog also appeared to have burns while the other appeared to have puncture wounds.

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The Mesa County sheriffs’ office says the case has been inactivated because there are no suspects and no leads.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Megan Terlecky says there is no evidence the dogs were intentionally killed or tied down to the tracks, but there is a strong possibility of animal abuse.

Ormond says she is working with Union Pacific railroad officials to review footage from the company’s trains in an effort to learn more about what happened.

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One Comment

  1. David Colton says:

    Another case of an owner not keeping his/her pets on their own property. I don’t like Pit Bulls much, (30+ years as a street deputy,) but I wouldn’t harm them UNLESS they come on MY property-and are aggressive to me or my family. (Pit Bulls are a VERY aggressive breed-that’s been proven.) Might be one of the reasons WHY 9 states are trying to pass legislation making ownership of Pit Bulls illegal in their states. (Florida being one.)
    Just maintain care, custody, and CONTROL of your pet’s. (Just like jail & prison inmates.) Then you don’t have these problems.

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