Unvaccinated pit bull found tied up at school bus stop in Lady Lake

An unvaccinated pit bull was found tied up at a school bus stop in Lady Lake, prompting a warning for his owners.

The five-year-old chocolate-and-white pit bull was found tied to a power box on the morning of Jan. 4 at the intersection of East Rose Lane and April Hills Boulevard, according to an incident report from the Lady Lake Police Department. There was a small bowl of water at the base of the power box.

The town’s animal control officer impounded the dog and recognized it from a previous incident in which the dog had been running at large. The animal control officer went to the home of the dog’s owners at 305 Magnolia Way. They claimed they were having a problem with “some neighborhood kids opening their gate,” the report indicated. They were told they needed to put a chain and lock on the gate to prevent anyone from tampering with it.

The dog, named Thor, was returned to his owners, who were issued a verbal warning for the dog running loose and issued a written warning because the dog was not up-to-date on his rabies vaccine. They were told to provide proof of the rabies vaccine within 10 days.