Thursday, March 17, 2022

Ashland Man Shoots and Kills Pit Bull to Save His Own Dog During Attack

An Ashland man shot an attacking pit bull on Wednesday evening to try and save his own dog.

According to Ashland Police Chief Gerard Daley, the incident occurred around 6:15pm in the 200 Block of Middle Street in the borough when a man was walking his small dog.

The man told police that a pit bull ran from a yard in the area and began attacking his dog.  He reportedly attempted to separate the two animals, but when he couldn't, he pulled out his pistol and shot and killed the pit bull.

No charges are expected to be charged against the man who fired the shot.  The investigation is still ongoing by Ashland Police and charges are expected to be filed against the owner of the pit bull.

The owner of the small dog took it to the veterinarian, but the dog had to be put to sleep due to its injuries suffered in the attack.

Chief Daley is reminding all Ashland residents to have their dogs licensed with all their correct paperwork, as well as up to date on shots.  Dog owners also need to obey leash laws.

Chief Daley says the advisement on dog licenses and laws comes after borough police have received several complaints and reports on dogs in the past several weeks.


  1. How many poor animals and people have to be maimed by these rotten Pit Bulls before council does something to outlaw them. They are born with a murderous gene and prove it time and time again. I feel so sorry for the poor guy who had to see his little dog die and act to try to save it because of this rotten dog. The vast majority of owners of these dogs are not the best clientele society has to offer. Do something politicians.

    1. You are correct! They are genetically predisposed to this after centuries of breeding, to do just this attack and maim/kill. They were (and some still are) bred to fight and kill.

  2. @hondo72
    You are so wrong, it isn't even funny. It is not the breed of dog. It is the owners and the way they train/take care of the dog. A dog isn't born vicious. Much like a human. Something traumatic had to happen in order for the human or dog to get the chemical imbalance in the brain to learn to just attack or kill.

  3. Another pit bull kills someones small dog. Amazing how only pits have so man bad owners. Just this one breed.

  4. "it's how you raise them." there many videos of pitbull puppies mauling, killing and EATING their own littermates at six weeks old...with full bowls of food and water sitting inches away while they eat the brother/sister they killed down to the head. No other breed does that.

    There's a vid of a 5 week old pit puppy making a serious attempt to maul a person, too.

    Pits were designed, selected and bred for hundreds of years as a fighting breed. Dog-on-dog aggression was bred into them intentionally. There is story after story after story after story of socialized, trained and 'sweet' family pitbulls suddenly going disastrously violent as 'if a switch flipped.' I have seen an obedience-trained well loved/socialized family pitbull bite two whole fingers off his own owner when she tried to stop him from attacking their elderly lab out of the blue. No prior aggression issues at all. (The lab was severely injured as well.) She had raised him since he was eight weeks old.

    No amount of training will make a border collie NOT herd sheep, they will do it at five weeks old WITHOUT TRAINING the very first time they see sheep. Collies herd, pointers point, retrievers retrieve and pitbulls fight. You cannot love the genetics out of something, and to believe otherwise is both infantile and dangerous.

  5. My neighbors breed pitbulls. They treat them badly. Definitely the owners. Wish I could do something, they keep us up at night with banging, barking, crying in their cages. Just awful neighbors