MEDICINE HAT AB CANADA - A LEASHED PIT BULL WALKED PASSED A CHIHUAHUA THAT WAS ON AN OUTING WITH ITS OWNER AND HIS 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD - THE CROPPED EARED MONSTER LUNGED AND RIPPED THE BELOVED CHIHUAHUA TO DEATH IN SECONDS AND THEN WALKED AWAY WITH ITS OWNER
A Medicine Hat woman is seeking closure after her chihuahua was killed by a PIT BULL earlier this week.
Ashley Dupras’ husband and two-year-old daughter were on a bike ride with their dog Jax Tuesday when they stopped to take a break near the intersection of 13th Avenue SE and Strachan Rd SE, by the Husky. During the break a man with a leashed pit bull crossed their paths.
“A gentleman who was walking past at the same time (as the man and his pitbull) said the dog was about a foot past them, turned, lunged and ripped my chihuahua apart,” Dupras said.
She said when the dog lunged the owner fell to the ground and lost control. She said it took the owner, her husband and the passerby to get the pit bull to let go of the chihuahua who succumbed to his injuries.
“In the heat of everything, he left,” Dupras said of the owner. Now Dupras is hoping to find the owner, to hold him accountable for the hole he left in her family.
“I want the owner held responsible for this,” she said. “I just thank God it wasn’t my daughter.”
Dupras had owned Jax for seven years at the time of the incident, and she said her family is having him cremated on Monday.
“This has completely devastated us,” she said.
The incident has been reported to the Medicine Hat Police Service, which is investigating. Dupras said she also posted about the attack on social media and had multiple people express a couple stories of dog attacks in South Ridge.
Dupras describes the dog as black with a stocky build and clipped ears.
“Jax was maybe six pounds … he didn’t stand a chance and that’s what breaks my heart,” she said.
Dupras hopes if anyone sees the dog they’ll phone police to help further the investigation and ensure this doesn’t happen to someone else.
“I just want to find the owner of this dog, I don’t want this to happen to somebody else … I want him to be held accountable for what his dog did.”