Sun Prairie police investigate pit bull attack leaving one dog dead

Sun Prairie police investigate pit bull attack leaving one dog dead

Sun Prairie police are investigating a pit bull attack that they say left a dog dead.

Theresa Holden, the owner of the dead dog, wants the pit bull taken away from her neighborhood.

Her dog, Snicks, was let out on a leash in her front yard Wednesday night when she said her neighbor’s pit bull attacked him.

“He’s the pup. He has his ball, he takes his ball to bed every night,” she said.

Snicks was put down at an animal hospital after his injuries.

Holden said three years ago, the same pit bull attacked and killed another one of her dogs.

“When my dog died last night, I’m crying in his face, ‘I’m sorry I didn’t move,'” she said. “I think the dog (that attacked) should be (put) down, because there wasn’t even a warning. What do you do when it keeps doing that?”

According to Sun Prairie statutes, police can’t kill a dog unless it has attacked two or more people in a year-long period.

State law says it’s possible to take civil action and get a court order for the dog to be killed if the dog has caused serious injuries to a person or domestic animal on two separate occasions.

Police say they’re actively investigating the attack, and are looking into the pit bull’s history.

News 3 left a message at the pit bull owner’s home and haven’t heard back.