Tuesday, June 6, 2017


A nice evening walk turned into tragedy for dog owner, Kayla Wennesson, Monday afternoon.  As she was walking her dog, Kaito, three dogs crossed the street and attacked...an image that will never leave her head.

"It was just the most horrifying thing I've ever experienced and I didn't know that was going to be the last time I was going to hold him alive," Wenneson said.  She could only watch helplessly, as her dog fought for his life.

"I kept hitting the dogs with my feet and hitting the tops of the heads with their leash," Wenneson said. "They didn't even know I was there. They were just in attack mode to kill my dog."

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She said Kaito had no chance against the GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX AND TWO PIT BULLS. Police said this isn't the first time these dogs have been violent. Another woman and her dog were attacked on May 9, but her dog survived.
"Since this has happened again, paperwork is being submitted to certify those dogs as dangerous dogs," Commander Derek Randall of the Cloquet Police Department said.
To own a dangerous dog in the state of Minnesota, the requirements include a proper enclosure, warning signs, and thousands of dollars of insurance.
"There's also a possibility that they will be put down which is part of our city ordinance if we have animals that are attacking or have attacked or killed other domestic animals," Randall said.
The three dogs are being held at the Cloquet Animal Shelter for ten days while they finish the investigation.
"It's not that I'm against pitbulls or anything," Wenneson said. "I really do think it is a matter of the owner and how they train their dog."
While the shock is still raw, Kayla just hopes that something is done so this won't happen again.
Police said if you know of any neighborhoods or homes that may have dangerous dogs, contact them or animal control. 


Anonymous said...

Her dog is murdered by pit bulls and she blames the owner. Wow, just how much Kool Aid has she consumed by the nutters.

Anonymous said...

I saw this story on the sidebar for "17 barks," and it is just heartbreaking. I can just picture Kaito pleading with his eyes to get the maulers to stop.

The only thing I don't like that the owner said was this...

"It's not that I'm against pitbulls or anything," Wenneson said. "I really do think it is a matter of the owner and how they train their dog."


When people say this, I want to ask them how do you train pit bulls to attack other dogs? It's a natural instinct, just like Pointers point.

I still feel sorry for the woman. Seeing her poor dog dead for no reason is just so upsetting!

Anonymous said...

When people say things like, blame the owner not the dog, it's a matter of how the dog was trained, they don't think through the full meaning of this explanation for the vicious dog's attack. Most dogs in America aren't attacking, maiming and kiling. Do they honestly believe that the dogs that do have been taught to behave this way or possibly that these dogs' owners forgot to teach their pets NOT to attack? If this is the default behavior that needs to be trained out of an animal, it isn't a pet.

Do they actually think the majority of dog owners have to teach nonviolent behavior to their dogs? I would guess most dog owners aim for housebreaking and walking on a leash. My husband was talking to someone who has a dog, an Akita, I think it was, who was also wanting to get a dogue de Bordeaux (or I may have the breeds reversed) and guy was surprised that we hadn't had to do any "socialization" with our dogs to get them to be friendly; they came that way. Apparently his dog's temperament was an issue.

I know someone else with a pit bull mix who defends bully breeds' temperament and claims vicious dogs are trained that way. Well her own dog is aggressive to other dogs ("reactive") and exhibits predatory behavior around small dogs. This is described by her as "herding" behavior because the dog is black and white and therefore a border collie mix.

Dog breeds created for violent sports are frequently violent. This shouldn't be surprising or controversial.

Anonymous said...

I have a dog that is part Border Collie, and she does not try to herd small dogs. She tries to play with them, not kill them. It is amazing the lengths nutters will go to try and explain their pit bull's dangerous behaviors.