Police responded to two separate reports of a vicious pit bull last Thursday.
At 10:59 a.m., an owner was cited after her dog attacked on Cherrywood Court. The pit bull was declared a Level 1 Dangerous Dog, Gilroy Police reports show.
According to Best Friends Animal Society, "Level 1 behavior is established when a dog, running at large, is shown to menace, chase, display threatening or aggressive behavior or endanger the safety of any person."
Just over six hours later, at 5:20 p.m., an unleashed pit bull in the area of Crawford Drive and Thayer Court attacked another pit bull that was being walked on leash by its owner. Police logs show that the aggressive dog bit the leashed dog on the neck and would not let go.
The owner hit the dog on the nose with a stick to get it to release her dog.
The two incidents occurred about 3.5 miles apart from one another.
Dangerous dog classification levels span one to five, five being established if the dog has killed a person or been used as a weapon during a crime.
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