A Fernandina Beach, Florida veteran used his concealed-carry weapon to shoot and kill a pit bull that was attacking his service dog Wednesday morning.
“It was self-defense pure and simple,” Jim Strickland told First Coast News. “That dog would have killed my dog. No question.”
Strickland and his wife had taken their dog, Betty Boop, to the Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic get its nails cut. While his wife went inside the clinic to check in, Strickland took his dog to a wooded area for a “little break.”
“[The other dog] ran 35 feet across a parking lot to the wooded area where Boop and I were taking a little break, and he attacked her,” said Strickland.