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Pit bull kills other pets in neighborhood

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Investigators say people living near River Park Circle in Lexington heard the screams behind their homes.
But when police and animal control officers arrived at the scene, it was determined those screams came from several baby goats from behind a house on neighboring Trent Boulevard.

"I past by and saw a pit bull running in the street, he was eating something in the middle of the street," said neighbor Endia Burton.

Investigators tell us that pit bull was responsible for killing two goats.

"Them goats looked bad, I mean, there was no point to it. It was just awful seeing. I didn't think my dog would ever do it," said the dog's owner, Wesley Grady.

Grady says his nine month old pit bull had wandered several blocks from his home, found the goat pen, and burrowed underneath the chicken wire surrounding it to get to the goats.

We spoke with neighbors who say the people who live in this house aren't home that often, but when they do come home, they'll find a note explaining why exactly they're two goats shy in their back yard.

"I'm just out whatever they want for their goats and I gotta pay court costs and the fine for my dogs," said Grady.

"I will take care of him. I will keep him on a leash and keep him inside from now on," he added.

It's a plan not good enough for some who live nearby.

"I think the dog should get put up for what happened," said Burton.

But for now the dog will stay in his owners care.

It is illegal to have goats within the city limits according to a city ordinance.

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