Animal Services: "unpredictable" dog found

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Updated: 11/15/2012 3:45 pm
3:45pm UPDATE: Animal Services says the dog “Throttle” was found in the Kirman Road and Plumb Road area at 2:30pm. The dog is currently with Animal Services.

The dog did not bite anyone or threaten anyone while he was loose.

Throttle’s future will be determined between the owner and Animal Services.



"Throttle" 9-month male Pit Bull Mastiff mix (Washoe County Animal Services)
"Throttle" 9-month male Pit Bull Mastiff mix (Washoe County Animal Services)
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Washoe County Regional Animal Services says they are looking for 9-month-old black male pit bull-mastiff mix that they consider to be "unpredictable" and is showing signs of aggression.  The dog's name is "Throttle".

They says the dog is loose in the area of the 3200 block of South Virginia Street.

Washoe County Regional Animal Services, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno Police Department and the Washoe County School Police Department are in the area searching for the dog.

A "Code Red" telephone alert was issued through Washoe Dispatch to the local residents in the immediate search area.

If anyone in the area or surrounding areas of Lymberry, Brinkby, South Virginia Street observes a loose dog we ask that they do not approach it and call 911 as soon as possible.
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kdavis52 - 11/17/2012 11:29 AM
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I agree with rddc1947. It is the owner's actions that will make the dog who they are. Treat a dog with love and kindness. They'll be your BFF. Make sure your yard is escape free. Walk the perimeter checking any weak spots. Once a dog finds it they will keep at the spot until it wears down. If you can afford it make a cement barrier at the bottom of the fence all the way around so they can't dig under.

rddc1947 - 11/16/2012 8:28 AM
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Pitt Bulls are gentle in nature because I owned one just like the one in this picture. People think pitt bulls are mean but that is a farce. My dog Buzz loved my grandchildren and was friendly to everyone. It isn't the breed of dog that makes them mean, it is the owner's who abuse them that make them mean. My dog came to me as an abused dog and we treated him with loving care and he ended up being the best dog. the dog in this picture isn't mean.
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