CLAIREMONT CA - A LOOSE PIT BULL CHARGED A GRANDMOTHER KNOCKING HER DOWN AND ATTACKED AND KILLED HER BELOVED MINIATURE PEKINGESE "JOSIE"
A Clairemont family is desperately searching for the owner of a dog that charged a grandmother and mauled their miniature Pekingese 'Josie' to death.
"Next thing I know he's trying to pull the dog off," said Earnie Hisel. Hisel cried describing the moment when she says a PIT BULL knocked her to the ground and attacked Josie.
"The next thing, she's laying on the ground bleeding," Hisel said.
The attack happened in front of Hisel's home October 5, near the 805 Freeway and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. Josie was on a leash, but the other dog was not.
Hisel is physically okay but did have some bruises on her legs. Josie died on the way to the vet.
"A dog like that should not be out," Hisel said.
Even worse, Hisel says the dog's owner just left without even asking if she was okay. Hisel's daughter, Julie Combs showed 10News images that resembled the brown pit bull. Now, Combs has posted to social media sites like Nextdoor, asking neighbors to be on the lookout.
"People say, 'yeah, I think I know who you're talking about. We've seen that guy before in the park. We've seen a dog of that sort before, he's attacked other dogs in the park,'" said Combs.
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Elise Penn, a pit bull advocate with a group called Passion for Pitties, says a dog's aggressiveness has nothing to do with its breed.
"If your dog is being socialized, and you're taking your dog out and meeting people and have a loving environment, you're going to have a good, loving natured dog," Penn said.
Hisel and her family hope the owner comes forward, or is caught so there is justice for Josie.
Animal Control is checking into other dog attacks in the area.
A leash law violation is a misdemeanor and punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.