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Owner of pit bull shot by police surrenders second dog

NEW PORT RICHEY

Pit bull owner surrenders second dog

The owner of Sky, the black pit bull that was killed Monday after charging at a police officer, has surrendered a second dog involved in the incident. Police say Sarah Wagner's two pit bulls escaped Monday from her home on Luna Vista Drive after killing the family cat. The dogs then tried to attack a man who fought them off with a trash can. When police responded, Sky charged at Officer Greg Williams, who shot her. A second dog, a white pit bull named Angel, ran off and returned a few hours later. Angel escaped from the home again on Wednesday, so the city's Animal Protection Unit captured him. Due to his history of aggression and lack of tags, the dog was taken into custody, and Wagner surrendered her rights to him. Angel, who also has a large tumor on his front left leg, will likely be euthanized, Williams said. "I don't see any way we can in good conscience adopt it out," Williams said.

HUDSON

Country fun benefits wildlife

Sky Harbor Wildlife, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center, will host its second annual "Day in the Country" fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the center, 11305 Blackwalnut St. The event will feature wildlife tours, yard and bake sales, face painting, a fire truck, fall photo ops and raffles. For information, call (727) 857-3477.

PORT RICHEY

Shelter rep will speak to club

The Democratic Women's Club of Pasco County will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Jasmine Lakes Community and Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. There will be a presentation by a speaker from the Gulf Coast Women & Children's Homeless Shelter. Please bring a dry or canned food item for donation. For information, call (727) 372-9321.

COUNTYWIDE

AARP offers driver safety classes

Several AARP driver's safety courses are scheduled for this month for the following dates and locations:

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 in Classroom 108 at the Education Center at Pasco Regional Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. Call Richard Gest at (352) 588-0081.

• 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at Wesley Chapel Toyota, 5300 Eagleston Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Call Lloyd Shaw at (813) 395-8376.

• 1-4 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27 at Wesley Chapel Toyota, 5200 Eagleston Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Call Dennis Smith at (813) 994-9832.

Veterans, their spouses and their children can take the class for free during November in honor of Veterans Day. For nonveterans, the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required.

Owner of pit bull shot by police surrenders second dog 11/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 8:33pm]
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