SAN DIEGO CA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED A BELOVED POMERANIAN THAT WAS ON A LEASH AT A DOG PARK
The little Pomeranian that was killed at a dog park in San Diego on Saturday, just the day before Easter, was on a leash and with his owners when a pit bull attacked it. A witness describing the horrific event said that he was there with his own two little dogs and that everything happened so fast, it was unbelievable.
According to the witness’s account, a husband and his wife were entering the secure dog park with their Pomeranian when all of a sudden the PIT BULL, who had been running around with other dogs, ran towards the little one on the leash and attacked it.
Even though the Pomeranian was taken immediately to a veterinarian, whose office was right next door, the attack was so instant and vicious, that the vet could not find any heartbeat. What was supposed to be a nice outing for a family and their little dog at one of San Diego’s dog parks turned into the utmost tragedy for the Pomeranian’s owners.
“There was blood all over the place,” said the witness. “And everyone left the dog park devastated.” “We all tried to console the owners, but it was too late," he said. “We all thought this was a safe place for our little ones to interact and have fun.”
Apparently, being safe from a pit bull is a challenge. In December 2015, a pit bull named Bruce chased a little Pomeranian inside its Dartmouth home and killed it. “Bruce loves people and gets along with other dogs, but has a high prey drive,” reads a statement by the pit bull’s owners.
The San Diego dog park where the little Pomeranian was killed on Saturday does have an area for small dogs and dogs of mixed sizes. However, the owners of the Pomeranian thought their little dog was safe since they kept him on a leash. No one ever expected the pit bull to react so quickly and attack so viciously killing the Pomeranian on the leash.
Should pit bulls with “a high prey drive” be allowed to run free in dog parks?