AUSTIN (KXAN) - After receiving a call of a suspected dog fight, police officerswent to a Northeast Austin home to find two pit bulls tied up inthe backyard with obvious fight wounds on their heads, necks andlegs.
On Friday, the call came through reporting a dog fight.Neighbors heard noises coming from a house on Riverstone Drive andwalked out onto their back patio. There, they could clearly see twomen fighting two dogs in their backyard. The men noticed theneighbors and fled.
When police arrived, they found two pit bulls in the backyardwho were panting heavily and had blood over half of theirbodies.
One of the neighbors described one of the dog owners to thepolice.
Town Lake Animal Shelter took in the two pit bulls and examinedtheir injuries. The white female dog had many abrasions andpuncture wounds to her face, neck and legs. Her face was swollen,and she was underweight. She tested positive for tape worms,heartworms, hookworms and whip worms. The brown female pit bullalso had many puncture wounds to her face, neck and legs. Shetested positive for heartworms and hookworms.
While at the shelter, one of the employees recognized the whitepit bull and claimed to know her owner. He positively identifiedRandy Council, 18, as the owner.
Police went to where the employee claimed Council lived, butfound the house vacant. However, a neighbor showed police whereCouncil would tie up his dog and claimed Council would walk his doginto the nearby woods and fight her.
The neighbor called the number they had for Council, but hisgirlfriend answered the phone. The neighbor said they could getCouncil's dog back if he cooperated. He said he did not want thedog back after animal control seized her.
Council is accused of dog fighting, a state felony.
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