Saturday, February 6, 2016
ROCKVILLE MD - A COUPLE IS SUING LIFE OF RILEY KENNEL AFTER THEIR TOY POODLE "PEANUT" THAT WAS LEFT IN THE KENNEL'S CARE WAS KILLED BY A 100-POUND BULLMASTIFF
A Maryland couple is suing a kennel after one of their toy poodles was killed by a BULLMASTIFF.
Yumi and Mark Klionsky were heartbroken to learn their five-pound pooch Peanut was attacked by the 100-pound dog. The couple cut short their vacation in Paris when they learned of the death after leaving Peanut and brother Pumpkin at the Life of Riley kennel in Rockville last November.
“I was totally devastated. Dogs are not just dogs, dogs are family members,” Yumi Klionsky told NBC Washington. “I couldn't eat for a week. I cried every single day. I felt totally betrayed.”
Her husband Mark said the couple were promised that their tiny dog would be kept apart from the larger dogs, but the kennel failed them.
“They let the small dogs out into the same area as the large dogs to relieve themselves,” he added.
“During that time, our puppy Peanut was attacked and killed by a 100-pound bull mastiff.
“This was a completely avoidable tragedy.”
The Klionskys are now suing the kennel for $17,600 in damages, which they say is the amount from their lost trip and previous medical bills for Peanut.
Paul Abbott, owner of the kennel, acknowledged there had been an incident and that they wanted to make it right.