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6 Months Later, Neighbor Says Pitbull Owner Yet to Fix Fence

By: Jessica Jaglois Email
By: Jessica Jaglois Email

February 28, 2011

UPDATE

Katrina Turner says her neighbor's fence which separates her yard from her neighbor's yard still has not been fixed. Six months ago, Turner first reported that her neighbor's dogs had jumped the fence and attacked her dog. She worried that her son, who is in a wheelchair, would be hurt next.

"A dangerous dog can do a lot of harm," said Turner.

Now, after six court dates and a judge's ruling stating that her neighbor's dogs were dangerous, Turner says the fence has still not been fixed. She says that she and rest of the neighborhood located off 5th Street Extended in Charlottesville are at risk.

Turner's neighbors have admitted to CBS19 that the fence has not been fixed yet. They add that the dogs are not their responsibility. Saying the animals belong to their son, who is only living there temporarily.

September 8, 2010

UPDATE

Katrina Turner says her dog has been attacked twice by her neighbor's pitbulls after they jumped over the small fence in her neighbor's yard.

Now, Charlottesville Animal Control tells CBS19 Wayne Clark will be served with papers requiring him to face a judge later in September. Clark was given a verbal warning by Animal Control in July, but has failed to complete a 6-foot high wood fence that would prevent his pitbulls from attacking any animal or person.

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Katrina Turner says she feels like a prisoner in her own home. Twice now the pitbulls that belong to her neighbor have jumped the fence and viciously attacked Turner's dog.

When she tried to break up the attack, Turner says the pitbulls dragged her and the dog several yards before she was finally able to set her family pet free. Turner and her dog sustained injuries from the attack.

"I shouldn't be scared to come outside because of two pitbulls that are allowed to keep jumping the fence. I shouldn't be scared and my neighbors shouldn't be scared," said Turner.

Turner says she's afraid the pitbulls may attack her 21-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and is deaf. She says he gets off a school bus every day and would be defenseless if the dogs jump the fence and attack him.

Turner's neighbor says animal control gave him a verbal warning in July, and he has been working the past two months to erect a 6-foot high wood fence. However, he does not know when it will be complete.


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