Santa Rosa to Seek Vicious Label for Killer Dog

A dog responsible for a smaller dog’s death may be euthanized. The Press Democrat reports that a pit bull believed to be responsible for attacking and killing a Maltese mix in February has been seized by animal control. The city of Santa Rosa will seek to have it declared “vicious.” That label could lead to the dog being euthanized. On February 20th, the dog allegedly jumped out of a moving vehicle and attacked the Maltese on the sidewalk in East Santa Rosa. The owner of the dog wrested it away and drove away immediately leaving the smaller dog dead. The pit bull had already been declared “potentially dangerous” after previously killing another dog in 2019.