PALATKA, Fla.-- There are more questions surrounding the death of a man from Putnam County.
Roy McSweeney died Wednesday after he was brutally attacked by two pit bulls. Now, McSweeney's family wants to know why these dogs, who had a history of violence, weren't on the dangerous dog list.
Action News found out the county commissioners will be looking at whether the ordinance needs to be changed. It was just updated this year. The two attacks has people asking why weren't these two pit bulls considered dangerous dogs after the first attack.
Action News went online to the Putnam County Clerk's Office to get the ordinance for what designates a dog, dangerous. According to the paperwork, if a dog aggressively bites or attacks a person, it can be declared dangerous, but that didn't happen in the first attack.
The county commissioner who chairs the animal control committee couldn't answer our questions. Neither did the sheriff's office, which oversees Animal Control.
While an investigation is being done, McSweeney's family is getting ready to bury their loved one. They know nothing will bring him back, but making this ordinance stronger is the justice everyone is looking for.
The other thing of interest in the ordinance is the fact that Animal Control officers can't be prosecuted either civilly or criminally.