Holly Hill, FL – A Holly Hill woman has signed euthanasia consent forms for her two dogs after police say her dogs escaped and killed her neighbor’s dogs.
One dog was found dead inside the home of her neighbor at 2 Ronnie Circle Wednesday night and the second dog was found dead in the yard. The homeowner, 59-year-old James Grimes, told police he had been gone all day and came home around 6:30 PM. One of his dogs was dead in the back yard. When he checked for his second dog, he found it dead in the bathroom and the neighbor’s aggressive pit bull inside the bathroom. “The dog had apparently gotten into his home through a doggy door,” said Stephen Aldrich, Chief of Police at the Holly Hill Police Department. Grimes secured that dog in the bathroom, went outside and called police.
Police removed the aggressive dog from the bathroom and found the neighbor’s second aggressive dog outside. Both of the aggressive dogs were impounded and taken to Halifax Humane Society.
The owner of the aggressive dogs, 26-year-old Christina Speicher, released custody of the dogs to the city and signed the forms.
Police say Speicher has previously been cited for having the dogs deemed aggressive and dangerous. She was notified as recently as early in November that there was sufficient evidence to classify the two dogs as dangerous. She was notified by the city on November 23 that she was in violation of city code for having a “dangerous dog” at 672 8th Street. According to Aldrich, there should have been precautionary steps taken by the owner to keep the dogs from getting loose again.
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