An Update On “Snaps,” The Pit Bull Used In SeaTac Attack
We’ve received a lot of comments from Readers wondering what the future might hold for “Snaps,” the Pit Bull used “as a weapon” in last Sunday’s SeaTac attack against two women.
We sent an email to Christine Lange, Communications Manager for the King County Department of Executive Services and Facilities Management Division, who replied with this update â€“ basically the case is still under investigation, and the fate of Snaps, (who has been turned over to King County Animal Care & Control), which may be declared a “dangerous dog,” is still undecided:
Thank you for the opportunity to offer an update. We can share that the owner of the dog has surrendered the dog over to King County Animal Care and Control (KCACC). The case is a possible felony open investigation by the King County Sheriff’s Department and we may be required to care for the dog past its 10-day required quarantine period while the investigation continues.
KCACC always keeps public safety, the laws and animal welfare concerns foremost in our work and actions. The laws are such that when a dog causes such severe and multiple bites, it may be declared a “dangerous dog” and is subject to the local regulations regarding confinement, removal from the area, and/or possible euthanasia. At this point, we also do not know if the owners or the children of the owners spent time “training” the dog to attack or defend, so we would have to be careful and consider the safety of placing it with another family or organization.
We appreciate the concern members of the public have expressed on behalf of the dog, and we can always use the help of people who are passionate about helping animals. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be a foster parent to one of our adoptable animals, please visit our web site: www.kingcounty.gov/pets.