Police Capture Pit Bull That Attacked Dog, Owner in Waterbuy

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    Leo Forget and his dog, Pilot, were attacked by another dog while walking in Waterbury on Easter Sunday.

    Waterbury police have captured a pit bull they say is responsible for attacking another dog and its owner on Easter Sunday.

    Leo Forget and his dog, Pilot, were attacked while walking along Townsend Avenue.

    Pilot, a three-year-old dog, looked fine the day after, but his owner, Leo Forget, is slow to recover.

    "A lot of pain," he said, "Scared, I can't even talk."

    His wife Cecilia was inside their home on Townsend Avenue cooking at the time of the attack, but a neighbor alerted her that her husband had jumped in front of Pilot to try to get the attacking dog off of him.

    "I'm a dog owner, a dog lover, but we are very afraid in this neighborhood, a very friendly neighborhood. We all own dogs, but we take care of them, they're on leashes," she said.

    According to Cecilia Forget, the aggressive dog has jumped fences in the past to attack neighbors' dogs on their territory.

    "Whatever needs to be done to the dog, I just don't want him around here," she said. "We're afraid to go outside."

    The pit bull's owner may now face charges, according to Acting Dep. Chief Christopher Corbett.

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