On March 31, 2012, 1 year old Pit Bull puppy Allie wondered into the yard of Stewart Bernard Smith, owner of Richmond Hill Locksmith. When Smith saw the dog he retrieved his shotgun to kill the dog. He proceeded to walk out his back door while as Allie stood harmlessly there, he proceeded to shoot her in the chest, fatally wounding her. When Animal Control arrived she was still alive suffering from the shotgun wound and had to be put down. We demand that justice be served and make sure that small town politics does not let this man get away with animal cruelty. No one has the right to shoot, hurt and/or kill an animal for being on their property without provocation.
The Savannah Pit Bull Parents group will make sure there is justice for Allie!
The Bryan County Sheriff's Department Investigator Mickey Sands has stated that "No charges have been filed; I m going to let them work this out among themselves They can file warrants on each other if they want. These dogs have a history of running loose, being aggressive, charging at people when they get out of their cars, backing them up". However, the Howard have been citing with dog at large.