CREATED Oct. 2, 2013
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The owner of the pitbulls who attacked a pet goat in Suncoast Estates is speaking out to Fox 4. The incident happened last Monday, when Brandon Black's two dogs got out, broke through a fence and attacked Millie- a neighbor's pet goat.
"It was an accident, you know, all dogs run," Black said.
Millie's owner, Jaynelle Hamilton, said she came home on Monday to find the dogs standing over her five-year-old goat.
"They went after her throat, there were deep wounds in her throat just dripping blood... it was horrible," Hamilton said.
Black said it was all an accident, and said his dogs never attacked like that before.
"It was just a miss hap that happened," he said. "I am sorry for it, but there's nothing I can do. What happened, happened."
Black said his dogs are good, family dogs who aren't vicious. The two pitbulls sleep next to his two-month old son every night.
"He's not dangerous by any means," Black said.
After the attack, Lee County Domestic Animal Services issued Black $1,500 in citations for not having proper paperwork for the dogs, and for not having them on a leash.
Black said he plans to keep the dogs chained up in his yard from now on.
"I feel bad... it was a goat. I didn't mean for it to happen," he said.