Stolen pit bull found, put down after it allegedly became violent


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - The pit bull that sparked a vicious dog ordinance in a local county was found and put down this weekend.

Now, police are looking for the two people they say stole it from a Crittenden County animal shelter.

The dog was found on Kaler Mill Road in Graves County Saturday.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office is looking for 26-year-old Wesley Wooldridge and 21-year-old Chelsea Emery.

Sheriff's deputies say they were led to the home in the Symsonia area after Wooldridge was attacked by the pit bull, and sought treatment in McCracken County.

The pit bull was also involved in an attack in Livingston County back in June.

The animal was quarantined after attacking a 4-year-old boy and his mother.

That sparked a new vicious dog ordinance in the county, which passed last month.

Deputies say the pit bull was put down after it became violent and tried to attack them.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Emery or Woolridge, you're asked to call the Graves County Sheriff's Department.