ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A friendly game of disc golf quickly turned to tragedy this afternoon, when a Pitbull was stabbed to death by a man, after witnesses say it attacked a Dachshund.
The incident happened around 1p.m. on the bike path near the south entrance to the V.A. on the disc golf course.
Witnesses and the Pitbull's owner have different accounts of what exactly happened.
Brett Patton of Winston said he was playing on the 14th hole with a few of his friends, when a friend's doxie and a passing pitbull got into a fight.
Patton says the pitbull took the small dog in its mouth and wouldn't let go.
Patton says he was bit and scratched. He says when he and six others realized they couldn't get the dogs apart, he reached for his knife.
"I says, "Lady, can I kill your dog?" and she says, "Yes, kill my dog now," Patton said.
Patton says he stabbed the dog several times, killing it.
But the pitbull's owners called KPIC News to say they never gave Patton permission to kill their dog.
Those owners said Patton didn't ask if he could kill the dog, but instead declared he was going to do it.
The owners said they would have never given anyone permission to kill their family dog and that Patton's accounts are incorrect.
The owners, who didn't want their names used, said they are exploring what legal action they can take for what they call a wrongful killing.
Itty was rushed to Companion Animal Clinic by Roseburg Police Officer Brent Harvey, where at last word was undergoing treatment for very serious injuries.
This is a developing story. KPIC News will have more information as it becomes available.