Pet owner uses weed eater to breakup dog fight - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Pet owner uses weed eater to breakup dog fight

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

DELAND, FL (WFLX) - When a pit bull starting attacking the beloved pooch of a central Florida dog owner, the man sprung into action in an unusual way.

Josh Swanson was sitting on his porch when a pit bull came into his fenced yard through an open gate and started following his 14-month-old lab beagle mix, Lucy.

Swanson said it looked like the two were playing until the pit bull latched onto Lucy. He tried to beat the dog off with a broom, and when that didn't work, he grabbed another object. "I went and grabbed the weed eater; it was sitting out front. Luckily, I borrowed my friends equipment to trim up the bushes. I jabbed him right in the thigh, and he let go.

The pit bull's owner says he understands what Swanson felt he had to do. Still, the pit bull's injuries are very serious, and there is a chance he might have to be put to sleep.

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