Dog owner charged in connection to fatal attack at Va. Beach Oceanfront

Virginia Beach

File photo of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Credit: WAVY)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A dog owner is facing charges days after an unleashed dog attacked and killed another dog, Virginia Beach Animal Control says.

Beach police said officers were called to the 31st Street area at King Neptune’s Park around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.

Responding officers found that a pit bull had attacked a Yorkshire terrier/Shih Tzu mixed breed dog.

The mixed breed succumbed to its injuries.

Police arrested the pit bull’s caregiver, 37-year-old Kristin L. Foster, charged her with public intoxication in connection to the incident.

Animal Control said in a Facebook post the dog’s owner, 42-year-old Sharron L. Johnson, was charged with failure to pay tax (city license) and dangerous dog.

Foster is now facing a slew of charges from Animal Control: dog on the beach, failure to maintain control of dog on the beach, dog at large, failure to provide adequate care of a companion animal and dangerous dog.

The post said the pit bull will remain in Animal Control’s custody until a hearing is held on June 17.

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