WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Things got heated in Wednesday night's dangerous dog appeals court. A man vows his dog wouldn't hurt a fly, but this is the pooch's second appearance in dog court.
Kalob Cromartie's dog was accused of running loose, attacking his neighbor's dog and terrorizing the neighbor on June 24.
"Out of nowhere I hear this growling and running. I could hear her running," neighbor Laurel Wendt said.
Wendt says Sadie, who is a pit bull, came running up and attacked her dog. Despite the attack, Wendt's dog never saw a vet for injuries.
The initial dog court panel found Sadie guilty, but Cromartie appealed the decision. This time around they found Sadie guilty of approaching a person in a vicious and terrorizing manner on someone else's property. The consequences include getting Sadie spayed.
"It's one of the things we require. It is for your benefit and for hers," dog court panelist Joyce Bradley said. Bradley then asked Cromartie if he was planning on breeding his dog.
"That's the reason I haven't spayed her. She's a beautiful dog," Cromartie said.
Cromartie refuted the panel's decision claiming he's being judged based on the breed of his dog, which is a pit bull.
"There's no photographs. and there's no witnesses, but my dog being the larger breed is being put under the knife because you decided. I have no problem with your decision, but I need to understand this before I sign this paper," Cromartie said.
Cromartie disagreed with the finding and plans to file paperwork in Superior Court to appeal the panel's second decision. Cromartie says when it all comes down to it his dog is not vicious.
"There's no proof," he said.