'Dangerous' Volusia County dogs caught

Dogs will go up for adoption if owner doesn't claim them

Published On: Apr 09 2013 09:42:02 AM EDT
DeLAND, Fla. -

Two dogs deemed dangerous by police in DeLand have been caught and will go up for adoption if an owner doesn't step forward to claim them.

Officers tell Local 6 they tracked down one of the dogs on Saturday and found the second one on Monday.

The dogs were blamed for killing two cats and four ducks since mid-February. They were spotted roaming around the heart of downtown DeLand. Parents told Local 6 they were concerned the dogs would attack children in the neighborhood.

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Police tell Local 6 the dogs will enter the city's "Second Chance Program." The dogs will be held in a kennel for three days to give their owner a chance to claim them. The three-day hold also gives city workers a chance to choose a shelter for the dogs if an owner doesn't step forward.

DeLand police tell Local 6 the dogs have been "passive" since being captured.