Two Pit Bulls Shot During Probation Search

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Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies say they had to shoot two pit bulls that charged them during a probation search Monday morning. The dogs later died.

A release notes that the person deputies were looking for, Shane Edgington, wasn’t found.

The search started around 9:20 a.m., with deputies showing up at a home along Antelope Street near Cottonwood Street.

Once inside, deputies found two people and three pit bulls – along with five other dogs in the backyard. Yolo County Animal Control was called to help with the situation.

Deputies say the pit bulls were inside a bedroom that needed to be searched. An animal control officer tried taking one of the dogs out, but was soon charged by another pit bull. A deputy was said to have Tased that charging pit bull, but a third pit bull soon charged and attacked the wires from the Taser.

The two non-Tased pit bulls then allegedly charged the deputies throughout the house, forcing the deputies to shoot the dogs.

Both pit bulls were taken to the UC Davis Animal Hospital, but were pronounced dead on arrival.

The surviving pit bull and the five other dogs are now being held at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, with deputies noting that they aren’t properly licensed.

Two people, 46-year-old Carol Vitalie and 43-year-old Vicent Van Asperson, were arrested for drug possession charges and are being held at the Monroe Detention Facility in Woodland.

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  • Lea Frederick

    Just a question,would you have reported this if it had been another breed? All dogs will charge if they feel threatened or if they’re owners are.Pitts already get a bad rap because just a few are raised mean but for the most they are big babies!Gentle,loving and loyal! And yes i am a proud pitt owner

  • pthomas13

    Of course it wouldn't be news if it was another breed. Does anyone really want to hear about a Golden Retriever that was shot running towards a cop? NO! But if it was a Pit Bull then obviously the dog was trying to attack.

  • :'( miss you spike

    These were our baby’s we were not home when this happened and it’s a shame our dogs were literally slaughtered! With no where to run an scared to death they tried to get to the back door that’s in the kitchen and cops must have been everywhere and got nervous and shot them!

  • mrsnugyen

    The officers were wrong in shooting the dogs. They can't except the dogs to sit down and behave while they barge into the home, rummage through everything, and cause them to feel threatened. It could've been handled better and without any of these dogs being harmed or killed. I am a proud pit bull owner and can tell you that my chihuahuas instill more fear in people than my pit bull does.

  • wayneswurld

    who needs that many pits unless they are a low life. and stop pretending goldenretrievers are as crazed and demonic as pits and that the news just doesn't report all the illegal retriever fighting rings and maulings – those things don't happen. pit bulls have a bad rap because they are bad animals. you can't train 200 years of killer instinct out of a pit bull – it's proven everyday.