JUPITER FARMS, Fla. (CBS12) — Two dangerous and aggressive dogs, captured at a local park after biting two people, will be put down, Animal Care & Control said Wednesday.
The dogs escaped from their home Wednesday night, sparking fear among people in the Jupiter Farms neighborhood.
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control said one of the American Bulldogs, named Bella, is classified as aggressive because she has attacked another animal in the past.
The brindle colored dog named Tito is classified as dangerous because he has attacked more than one animal before this incident.
The agency said the dogs, after they escaped, bit two neighbors at two different locations around 7:30 p.m. One woman was bit in the hand.
Then Thursday morning, people visiting Riverbend Park spotted the dogs chasing a deer and a turkey.
Animal Control said the dogs were captured at the park around 9:15 a.m.
CBS12 spoke to one man who said some park visitors warned him about the dogs.
“They told me there were two wild dogs around up ahead somewhere and to be careful> I personally ran straight out and stayed to the right didn't run through that section of the park,” said Christopher McKnight.
The dogs will likely be euthanized, according to Animal Care & Control.
The agency said officers cited the owner who is now possibly facing criminal charges.