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Dog escapes, kills chickens

Sandusky Register Staff • Jul 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

A Sandusky man was cited Monday after his dog escaped, then attacked and killed a McEwen Street resident's chickens.

Steven Sartor, 28, of the 900 block of Wayne St., was charged with dog at large and not having a dog license.

A Husky mixed-breed dog managed to escape underneath Sartor's fence Monday and made its way to the 500 block of McEwen Street, according to a Sandusky police report.

There, the dog attacked three chickens, leaving behind piles of feathers. The dog killed two and injured another badly enough it needed to be put down, the report said.

Officers eventually had to use a Taser to catch the dog, as it refused to come close. Prior to that, officers had chased it down Ogontz, Ontario, First, Fifth and Farwell streets, with the dog at one point swimming through the lake to elude capture.

When police did snag the animal, they found expired tags which led them back to Sartor. He said the dog once belonged to his brother and he no longer wanted to be responsible for it. Sartor then signed the dog over to the Erie County dog warden.

The woman, meanwhile, said her other 12 chickens had fled the property, but will likely return once they feel safe. She valued each bird at $35 to $50.

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