This happened almost a year ago now but the matter is settled now so I feel free to talk about it. Until yesterday we where not sure whether or not the owner of the attacked dog was still dealing with the owners of the pitbull. We were walking our dog at the dog park on NE 18th in Vancouver. It is an off leash park so our dog was a few paces ahead of us. We had noticed a couple had a grey pitbull with them off leash. As we walked past them the pitbull was in a group with some other dogs including a collie pup that our dog had played with earlier. The pitbull started to get surrounded and started acting a bit jittery so I picked up our dog, said something to the owner of the pitbull and walked away. The owner blew me off. We had not walked 10 yards and we hard the yelps. The pitbull had latched onto the collie pup. I immediately turned and ran back and tackled the pitbull. The owner was just yanking at it's collar and the lady that owned the collie pup was trying in vain to grab the dogs. I managed to pin the pitbull under my full weight just as it started to thrash. It still would not let go of the pup so I started choking it as hard as I could. It finally let go. By this time my partner was also helping hold down the pitbull. After control was established we realized I, my partner, another bystander, and the owner of the collie pup had all been bit during the scuffle. The pit had whiled up and bit me on the arm as he let go of the pup and my partner and the lady on the hands. We were all bleeding pretty good. The owner of the pitbull immediately grabbed his dog and started to leave. I went after him and told him to stay until police arrived because we were calling them. he told me to F'off and got in his truck. I started taking pics of his license plate and vehicle with my cell phone as he loaded his dog in the back and then walked back over to where everyone else was at. The pitbull owner and his girlfriend sat in the car for awhile and then he got out and came back over to us and started yelling at me for choking his dog and told me if I had minded my own business he could have handled it. This pissed me off and I told him it was my business because I was there when it happened. I lost my cool a little and also told him if the dog had bit my dog or my son I would be kicking his *** right now and not just talking to him. Then I said something I should not have said. I told him I was about 2 seconds from shooting his dog if it had not released the pup. I know I should not have said that but I completely meant it. In fact I was about to have my partner take my gun from my holster as I held the dog right as it released. The pitbull owner then started to get really pissed and started yelling at me and poking at me saying how he would have beat my *** and sued me if I had shot his dog. This made me lose it even more and I got in his face and told him if he yelled at me one more time or if his finger touched me I was putting him on the ground now. That seemed to settle him down a bit and I told him I wanted to see vaccination records and his dog license. He claimed he had them but not with him. he then gave me his personal information. At that time we called the police and he decided to leave. My partner is a nurse so he was seeing to the wounds of everyone. None were very serious. Even the pup was not very bad. Just some puncture wounds on it's snout. Still, the owner was in complete shock. We told her it was not bad at all and that the blood just made it look a lot worse. I told her some of the blood was not even from her dog and that he was going to be fine. Well, the police never showed after an hour of waiting but they did call us later and I gave them the guys plate number and his personal information. Turned out he was driving his mother-n-law's car but the information he gave us was correct. The officer contacted him and then called me back the next day to let me know the owner had promised to provide health records and pay medical bills. We had none but the collie owner had rushed her dog to the ER. He asked if we wanted to press charges and I said no. If you managed to make it through this long story my question is this...would you have shot the pitbull if it had not released? I know I should not have told his owner I would have done it, but I sure would have. Was I out of line getting involved?