Thursday, May 14, 2015

WEST CHESTER OH - A PIT BULL MIX AND A CANE CORSO WERE RUNNING LOOSE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AT A SCHOOL BUS STOP AND MAULED A POODLE IN FRONT OF ITS OWNER AND ALL THE CHILDREN

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A group of children in West Chester witnessed a horrific scene Wednesday morning while waiting for their school bus. A pet poodle was attacked by a couple of other dogs.
Gloria Sullivan, 11, ran into her mother's arms, crying. Her little sister, Lauren Sullivan, was not far behind.
Their hearts were broken for their pet. Their dog, Gracie, was critically injured.
"I feel terrible for my children and all the children at the bus stop that had to see it. The bus pulled up, and there were all kinds of kids on the bus," Kathleen Sullivan said.
The kids witnessed a PIT BULL MIX AND A CANE CORSO attack the 6-year-old poodle.
"The dogs came over and they're just sniffing her, and the next thing I know they're just biting her. I mean, it was just really a horrible scene. It was a horrible scene," Sullivan said.
"I heard all this screaming, and I ran out, and Gracie was over in the next yard, laying in the grass with this huge open wound, looked like no hair and no skin," neighbor Nan Adler said.
Neighbors said a pack of four dogs, the two adult dogs and two puppies, were roaming the streets, and this wasn't the first time the older ones were running loose.
"West Chester P.D. brought them in a month ago, the same two dogs," Butler County Deputy Dog Warden Kurt Merbs said.
Records show this is the third time the Cane Corso spent time at the dog warden's office.
"Nobody should let their dogs run around like that," Adler said.
The way the laws are, if Gracie lives, the other owners will get a citation.
"Unfortunately, the dog actually has to die to make the dog dangerous," Merbs said. "To stipulate a dog is dangerous, it has to bite a person, which in this case it did not, or it has to kill another dog."
Even if Gracie dies, and the dogs are ruled dangerous, they will not be put down. The owners will face a stiffer fine.
The Sullivan family expects to know by Friday if their pet poodle will pull through.
"I just hope Gracie makes it. She’s such a sweet dog," Adler said.
The older dogs were licensed. They belong to two different people. WLWT News 5 wasn't able to track down the owners Wednesday.

http://www.wlwt.com/news/sisters-witness-pet-poodle-get-attacked-by-dogs-in-west-chester/33004122


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