Fridley pit bull kills neighbor's 6-month-old puppy


When a Fridley woman let her daughter's 6-month-old puppy out into her backyard last week, she didn't expect the neighbor's pit bulls had plans to attack and kill it.

When the pit bull spotted Sophie, a West Highland Terrier, it tore across its lawn, jumped the fence and grabbed the puppy. The dog shook the puppy until it was dead and dragged it over to the fence so the neighbor's other pit bull could get in on the attack.

"Oh, it was awful," Marilyn Lambert said on WCCO. "I don't ever want to see anything like that again."

Lambert said she worried about the pit bulls next door, but never imagined they would jump the fence to kill. She even checked to make sure she didn't see the dogs out before she let Sophie into the backyard.

Police found the dead puppy and the pit bulls still near by. The first pit bull advanced toward the officer, who then shot and killed it. The other pit bull is in quarantine.

Police say they received numerous complaints about the dogs and the owner had been warned or cited at least seven times since August. Watch the WCCO report here.