Wednesday, July 6, 2016

OCEAN BEACH CA - ANOTHER DEATH AT THE DOG PARK....A 4-POUND CHIHUAHUA WAS MAULED BY A PIT BULL AS THE NUTTER LOOKED ON...THEN GAVE A FALSE ADDRESS AND PHONE # AND FLED


A larger dog attacked and killed a small four-pound Chihuahua at the Ocean Beach Dog Beach Friday, making this the third deadly small dog killed there in the past year.
Mary Kelsey of Los Angeles rescued Cali Rue two years ago from an abusive breeder.
“She wouldn’t walk for the first couple of months, actually. I would carry her in a pouch,” Kelsey said.
On Friday, Kelsey met her family in San Diego for vacation. She was walking with Cali and her other small dog just before noon on Dog Beach.
“[Cali] was just walking beside me and then out of nowhere came a  VERY LARGE PIT BULL  and grabbed onto her,” Kelsey said.
Screaming, Kelsey tried to pry the pit bull’s jaws off Cali, herself getting bitten in the process. She said the pit bull's owner, a woman, was nearby and tried to tell her dog to stop the attack. 
Cali suffered massive internal injuries, and was paralyzed from the neck down. Kelsey had to put Cali to sleep. Kelsey said the pit bull's owner gave her a bad phone number and address.

Kelsey wants change at Dog Beach. She wants large signs that warn dog owners that small dogs have been attacked and killed here. She also wants separate areas for small and large dogs.
“I would like signage. I would like, small area like there are at dog parks, it’s a dog beach, it’s a dog park.”
In March, a Chihuahua named Baby was attacked and killed by two large dogs, possibly pit bulls. In August 2015, a Maltese names Aria was attacked and killed by a large dog, possibly a Labrador. 
In all three cases, the owners of the attacking dogs fled the scene or gave false information to the victims.
When 10News contacted San Diego City Councilor Lorie Zapf, a spokeswoman said Dog Beach is under the enforcement of San Diego County of Animal Services. 
Animal Services Deputy Director Dan DeSousa has told 10News in the past that the agency can only take action in a dog-on-dog attack if an officer witnesses it. 10News reached out to DeSousa Tuesday night and is awaiting a response. 



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another irresponsible, cowardly pit bull owner that cannot face the realities of pit bull ownership.

Anonymous said...

But pibble gets another "one free maul" pass. As long as the attack remains undocumented, it's like it never happened.

Also, an officer has to witness a dog on dog attack? WHY?! More pit bull protection, I take it!