We received a troubling message from Dusty Rhodes Dog Park Friends late last week who wanted us to broadcast a reminder to all participants at that dog park to be especially cautious with any of their small dogs.
Apparently, earlier last week – the week of June 28 – July 2, a very small dog who had been brought regularly to the dog park by her owners for the last few months was attacked and killed by a large aggressive Husky.
Carrie Garrett, the owner of the white Pomeranian Zeus, has issued an appeal to aggressive dog owners to keep this from happening again before the small dog park is available.
Zeus is the fifth small dog to be fatally attacked at this dog park in the seven years it has been open. Obviously, friends of the dog park don’t want there to be any more.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t bring your dogs to this park if they are in any way unsocialized or aggressive. And please don’t bring your smaller to medium sized dogs to this park as it can be extremely unsafe and even fatal. According to the vet this isn’t the first time a small dog has been brutally killed at these types of parks. Also watch out for that Husky as it is likely dangerous towards other pets now.
I would hate for anyone to be going through what I am going through. That dog was my baby, he was a part of our family. We are all beyond upset, including our other dog; his best friend. This was our little family. Know your rights. There is very little action that can be done. Dogs are considered personal property. Dogs need to be more protected than this. They are family members to most people, as ours was to us.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
hat tip to Sharon Jackson