NATIONAL PIT BULL VICTIM AWARENESS DAY - OCTOBER 24, 2015 - "KIMO" WAS A BELOVED 300 POUND ALPACA AND HAD BEEN WITH HIS FAMILY 4 YEARS AND CAN NEVER BE REPLACED - HE WAS KILLED BY 2 PIT BULLS
May 2013 - Kimo, a 300-pound Alpaca, was a special gift from her grandmother, Brittany Hickel told KGBT-TV. She said she is devastated at the loss of the much-loved pet after two loose Pit Bulls fatally mauled him on Wednesday in Edinburg, Texas.
Brittany says Kimo didn’t have a chance against the vicious dogs. The family believes Kimo was killed trying to protect a horse that the dogs were attacking
Connie Ellison is Brittany’s grandmother. She told reporters she tried to help Kimo, but it was too late. “The pit bulls had already torn several of Kimo's body parts, “she said. "It was horrible. It was gross the way they did it. One got him from the front. One got him from the back. He could not be saved. Reagan rushed him to the vet…They said they had to put him down."
"It’s so heartbreaking when I found out what happened I was crying and crying and my son saw him and he kept saying “Kimo, Kimo” and we had to dig a grave," Hickel said.
Now the family fears for the safety of children in the neighborhood because the Pit Bulls are still running loose and were last seen on Seminary Road. According to animal control officers, the dogs could not be found. They told KGBT-TV, the attack on Kimo was one of the worst they've seen.
"Once they've tasted warm blood, they'll take down anything. They'll take down a child," Connie Ellison said.
Brittany, who cared and loved her pet Alpaca for 4 years, said he can never be replaced.