Monday, December 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO CA - A NEIGHBOR'S 2 UNNAMED BREED DOGS KNOCKED DOWN BOARDS OF THEIR FENCE AND INVADED A BACKYARD FATALLY MAULING A BELOVED FRENCH BULL DOG "MOO MOO"



Fighting back tears, Gen Roque from Sacramento said “Moo Moo,” his family’s 5-year-old French Bull Dog was in the backyard, when he was killed by the neighbor’s dogs. 
"This is our four-legged child, and he's not coming back,” Roque said. 
Roque said it happened on Tuesday after the dogs broke through the fence. 
"He was the most carefree dog, he always knew when you needed that hug,” Roque said.

 
He called Sacramento City Animal Service and said an operator told him someone would be at the house in 48 hours; however, days went by and no one came. 
"I called them numerous times and told them the dogs are entering and exiting my yard as they please, like they own it,” Roque said. 
Fed up, he even wrote Mayor Kevin Johnson and other local leaders.
In fear of being attacked, Roque said his family didn’t go in their backyard for five days until animal services finally arrived on Sunday. 
"At any given moment, there's a couple hundred calls waiting for a response and it is a challenge to get to all of them,” said Gina Knepp, manager of Front Street Animal Shelter. 
Knepp said that’s because right now 40 percent of the city’s animal control officer positions are vacant.
"It's been extremely difficult to recruit and retain in that capacity. It's a very hard job,” Knepp said.
Still, she said the neighbor has been cited and is working with the family to help pay for vet bills.
In the meantime, Roque said his family is coping with the loss. 
"He's just like a family member,” Roque said. “He's gone off to a better place."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Animal Control takes days to respond because 40% of the positions are vacant? Why do people have to talk in percentages?

No one wants the job because they will have to deal with pit bulls. It looked like a pit bull was standing in front of the Animal Control office in the video. Wagging its tail like the happy little nanny doggy it is!

I'm very sorry for what happened to Moo Moo. French bull dogs are very expensive and Moo Moo should not have been killed in his own yard. It is crazy to think that pit bulls busting through wooden fences to kill another dog is normal. No other breed does that to my knowledge. Unless it's mixed with a little pit bull, or from a similar line. But, whatever! We all have to accept that pit bulls are sweetie pie wiggle butts that want to lick you and everything else to death. They got the death part right!