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Dogs that terrorized DeLand are captured by police
Several cats were killed on city's north side
posted Apr 8, 2013 - 12:34:42pm
The two mixed-breed dogs that have terrorized the north side of DeLand for two months are in custody.
The DeLand Animal Control Department, with the assistance of DeLand Public Works and the DeLand Police Department, trapped the dogs on North Kentucky Avenue this morning, April 8. The canine duo, believed to be a mother and son who are without human owners, were staying underneath a vacant house on that street, police said.
The dogs had killed an unknown number of cats, and wiped out the duck colony that lived in the pond at Painters Pond Park in Downtown DeLand.
DeLand Deputy Police Chief Randy Henderson congratulated Animal Control Officer Gary Thomas, his supervisor Sgt. Greg McWhorter, and all the other city employees involved for their diligence in helping track and capture the dogs.
Read the whole story of how the dogs were found and captured, and get the neighbors' reaction, in the April 11-14 Weekend edition of The Beacon.
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