Baxter's Killer Fined, Complains, Vows to Fight
There'll be punishment for a deadly attack on a dog in Riverside Park after all. Late last week, La Crosse police say, Lips, the 145 pound bull mastiff, took a big bite of Baxter, the 10 pound Yorkshire Terrier. Baxter didn't survive the attack. Owners of both dogs were given verbal warnings for having their dogs in the park. Upon further review, police determined that the owner of Lips didn't really have control of his dog in the attack so they've delivered to him a $164 ticket. The guy, who only outweighs his dog by fifteen pounds, says the ticket's unfair and he did everything in his power to hold his dog back. He plans on fighting the ticket.