Neighbors: Dangerous, vicious dogs are on the loose in Riverside Heights

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Neighbors: dangerous, vicious dogs are on the loose in Riverside Heights

Neighbors say vicious and dangerous dogs are on the run in a Riverside Heights neighborhood.

“Right now they are afraid to walk their dogs, afraid to walk their children,“ said Michael Condon.

Condon’s cat, Amy, was attacked and killed on Jan. 16 while she was napping on the front porch.

“I have video of two dogs going up up on the porch and while my cat was fast asleep on the pillow next to the sliding glass, dogs grabbed a hold of her, and that was it,” said Condon

Ollie the Goldendoodle dog down the street was attacked too.

Thankfully his owner was able to break up the fight and get Ollie inside.

While News Channel 8 was out in the neighborhood, Amanda Ciavarri spoke to a man who says these dogs have almost attacked people, too.

“One day two pit bulls got loose and were ready to bite some of the workers onsite. They were gonna shoot them with the nail gun just to protect themselves,” said Bill Zong.

The issue is no one can be sure where the dogs live. Many of the neighbors have reported the attacks to Hillsborough County Animal Services.

“We’ve been assured that our neighborhood has been made a priority with HCAS regarding this issue, and we’ve encouraged all of our neighbors to report any aggressive animal concerns directly to HCAS for investigation,” said Fred Henry, President of Riverside Heights Civic Association.

Neighbors are asking if anyone recognizes the dogs to call Hillsborough County Animal Services.

“If these two dogs every attacked a child, it would be awful,” said McCarthy.

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