Friday, December 28, 2018

HAMDEN, NEW HAVEN COUNTY CT - A MAN SHOT AND KILLED HIS "UNLEASHED" PIT BULL AFTER IT ATTACKED ANOTHER DOG THAT WAS ON A LEASH WALKING WITH ITS OWNER AND 3 SMALL CHILDREN



(WTNH)  Hamden police are investigating a case after a person shot and killed his dog on Sunday in Hamden.   According to police, they responded to a call after a report of shots fired.


Police say Walter Haller was walking his dog unleashed in a park near Brook Street and Wintergreen Avenue in Hamden.
Another person was walking with three children and their dog. 
Police said Haller's PIT BULL  attacked the other dog. 
He told officers he thought his dog might hurt the children, so he took out his gun and shot it.


https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-haven/hamden-man-shot-and-killed-his-own-dog/1673631679

CHICAGO IL - 2 MEN WERE WALKING A "HYPER PIT BULL TYPE DOG" ON A LEASH WHEN SUDDENLY IT BROKE FREE AND ATTACKED ANOTHER DOG BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER



A Lincoln Park dog owner is shaken after a violent encounter Monday afternoon.

Sammie, a 2-year-old Border Collie-Labrador mix, is recovering from her wounds, which required several stitches.

"Heartbreaking. Awful. It was, it crushed me all day," said Sammie's owner, Michelle Praxmarer.

Praxmarer was walking Sammie in the 400 block of West Deming Place, a popular stretch for neighborhood dog walkers who are headed to the lake. She said she and Sammie passed by two men who seemed distressed to be holding onto the leash of a hyper PIT BULL TYPE dog.

Moments after passing the erratic animal, Praxmarer said it broke free.

"All of a sudden I just see this dog running full speed right to her and latched right onto her and just started attacking," she said. "It was so crazy. I was frantic. I didn't know what to do because I myself didn't want to get bit."

Praxmarer eventually managed to separate the dogs and immediately took Sammie to a vet. Fortunately she did not sustain any internal injuries.

ABC7 Eyewitness News was not able to reach the owner of the other dog Tuesday, but multiple neighbors and dog walkers said that the dog has been aggressive in the past.

"I'm just really worried about the other dogs in the area and their safety, as well as small children," Praxmarer said.

https://abc7chicago.com/4834116/?fbclid=IwAR1uvgbuIj8xAwyZgNYQKLlp59Osjf7lIkSman6tPkFwI1fhkZGFantTg98



NORMANDY MO - A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS VICIOUSLY ATTACKED IN THE FACE BY A LOOSE DOG AS SHE WAS GETTING OUT OF THE CAR AT HER GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE AT CHRISTMAS


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Watch Dionne Howard play with her new toys and all you'll see is a happy 2-year-old girl.
But the bandages on her right cheek tell the story of a Christmas her family will likely never forget.

"For her to go through this, especially around the holiday time, it has been tough," said her father, Donte Howard of Troy, Illinois.

He said Dionne and other family members had just arrived at her great-grandmother's house on Woodale Lane in Normandy.

He said as they were all getting out of the car, an unexpected guest on four legs appeared out of nowhere.

"As they were walking up to the door, my dad noticed this dog back by the car a little bit. So he took his jacket and tried to shoo the dog away," Howard explained.  But that didn't work.

Instead, after about 10 seconds, he said the dog pounced and latched on to Dionne without any provocation on her part.

"Looks like he got her by the jaw," Howard said.

The attack knocked her and her young cousin over, though the other girl was not injured.
After a few more seconds, Dionne emerged with a badly injured and bleeding cheek with a large piece of skin just dangling off her face.

Howard said, "My sister picked both of them up. We didn't even know she was bleeding until we got inside. By that time, the dog had just run away."

Relatives quickly rushed Dionne to DePaul Hospital, before she was transferred to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Amazingly, through it all, Dionne has shown an incredible amount of strength for experiencing such a traumatic incident at such a young age.

"She didn't cry when the dog attacked and didn't cry on the way to the hospital. When we got there, she might've started crying because I was crying," Howard said. 

After spending three days in the hospital, Dionne was released on Christmas and was able to spend time with family.

Howard said his daughter doesn't appear to have any life-threatening or long-term damage. Though, they are set to meet with a plastic surgeon on Friday.

"Thankfully, it (the skin) was still hanging so they were able to patch it back on so the doctor did a pretty good job of putting it back on," he said.

As for the dog, Normandy Police did not return calls and e-mails to Five on Your Side on Thursday.

But in a Facebook post, the department described it as a white BOXER/PIT BULL MIX with brown markings or spots on its face.  Click here to see the post on their Facebook page. WARNING: The photos are graphic.

They encouraged anyone who sees the animal to contact them at 314-385-3300 ext. 3173.
Howard said having spent a lot of time at his grandmother's house in the neighborhood, stray dogs aren't common.
He believes this particular dog was trained to be aggressive and happened to get out of its cage or backyard.
"No one saw a leash or a collar or anything. This dog was aggressive. It was someone's dog that I believe was trained," he said.


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(KMOV.com) – The Normandy Police Department said in a Friday release the dog that attacked a toddler Sunday was located and apprehended.  Police said the dog was not micro-chipped, and the dog's owner is unknown.


In a Facebook post with graphic images, police said the attack happened on Dec. 23 in the 7700 block of Woodale Lane.
The Normandy Police Department said the city has ordinances in place that ban vicious dog breeds. She said that’s why a lot of people don’t register their dogs, so the department is turning to the public in hopes that someone will come forward.
“We’ve exhausted all of our leads with all the registered animals we have on file and none of the animals in the city to date match the animal that’s described as attacking this child,” Sgt. Tameika Sanders told News 4.
A family member confirmed that the attack happened at the home of the grandmother of the toddler. A neighbor said the toddler’s family was in town visiting for the holidays.  
The neighbor said she sees stray dogs rummaging through her trash from time to time.
Police, with help from the public, located and captured the dog Friday.
The family of the toddler who was attacked has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for her medical costs.
Anyone with information about the dog's owner is urged to call police at 314-385-3300.

NATCHEZ, ADAMS COUNTY MS - 2 PIT BULLS MAULED A WOMAN WHO WAS VISITING AT A HOME ...CHASING HER OUTSIDE AND INFLICTING INJURIES TO HER FACE AND TORSO


(AP) -- Authorities say a Mississippi woman who was attacked by TWO PIT BULLS  is recovering.
Lt. Cal Green with the Adams County Sheriff's Office tells The Natchez Democrat that 26-year-old Lindsay Barber had gone to visit friends Friday at the Plantation Trailer Park.
Green says the dogs chased Barber out of a house and into the yard. Authorities say a friend at the scene was able to fend the dogs off the woman, but not before she suffered damage to her face and torso.
Authorities say Barber was taken to Jackson for more extensive treatment. The dogs are being held in kennels.
Green says the case has been turned over to the Adams County District Attorney's office to determine if charges would be filed and whether the dogs should be euthanized.




INDIAN TRAIL, UNION COUNTY NC - 2 PIT BULLS THAT HAD "NEVER ATTACKED ANYTHING BEFORE" "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED A PUPPY BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER



 - A woman said she was bitten and her dog was attacked by TWO PIT BULLS  in Indian Trail.
Michelle King tells FOX 46 the attack happened near Brandon Oaks on Grover Moore Place. It was a terrifying experience that she says left her with bandaged hands and bruises.
"The dogs just viciously attacked my dog for no reason," said King.
She says it was Sunday afternoon when the two dogs came over to her puppy and her daughter who was holding Princess on a leash.
"I was hovering over my dog and the dogs were viciously attacking me, biting me, bouncing on me. I've never in my life. I've never seen no dog attack nobody like that," said King.
Michelle says a couple from the neighborhood heard her screams and helped break up the dogs and save her and her puppy. That's when the owner of the other two dogs says she got home.
"My dogs have never had a problem with any other animal that I have, no cats, no kids. I've had little babies who have been around those dogs and have been fine," said the owner who asked us not to share her name.
She tells FOX 46 that animal control took her two dogs to a shelter where they'll quarantined for 10 days.
"Everyone wants to base it off the fact because the breed of my dog or because I trained my dog to do this. That's completely not true. I believe they did not do this with the intent to kill. I feel as if they were provoked and they either felt scared or nervous. Maybe the other dog did something? I don't know because I wasn't there."
The vet hospital says that Princess had superficial scratches and bruises as well as trauma to her liver. They expect her to make a full recovery, but Michelle says she can't afford the vet bills. You can help Michelle and Princess directly through Carolina Veterinary Specialists.
Meanwhile, Michelle says she wants justice for what happened.
"This doesn't need to happen to anyone else. I hope Union County does something about this."
FOX 46 has requested information from the Union County Sheriff’s Office regarding this case.

INDIAN TRAIL, UNION COUNTY NC - 2 PIT BULLS VICIOUSLY MAULED ONE MAN WHO WAS VISITING AT A HOME, INJURED ANOTHER AND WENT AFTER AN OFFICER WHO SHOT THEM!!!




 - 911 calls from a pit bull attack in Union County on Dec. 28 have been released. The attack at an Indian Trail home injured two men and a Union County Sheriff’s Deputy. All three have since been released from the hospital.
The 911 call is more than 12 minutes long and begins with terrifying screams from one of the victims who is still being attacked by the dogs.  “They are attacking that boy!” said the caller.

Donte Davis, 25, was still being attacked during the 911 call and suffered serious injured to his face and head. The  PIT BULLS  also attacked the 911 caller, who says he was somehow able to get to safety outside.  “They bit me to my bone,” said the caller.
In the 911 call you can hear the caller knocking, in what sounds like an attempt to distract the dogs. It didn't work. Union County Deputies say they arrived within minutes, but the dogs were still attacking Davis inside.

The pits then turned on the deputies, biting one in the arm. Both dogs were shot and killed by deputies.

 http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/911-calls-of-vicious-union-county-dog-attack-released?fbclid=IwAR2ZvktpXFKsJFFsmVGBLeiPKLneQJl1XCjgQFYD5BUj4hmMoDOb864wTXY

 - A man has been hospitalized after he was 'viciously attacked' by TWO PIT BULLS  early Thursday morning at a home in Indian Trail, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the man was visiting a friend's home in the 6600 block of First Avenue in Indian Trail when he was viciously attacked by two pit bulls around 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. 
The homeowner intervened and attempted to stop the attack but was bitten on the arm. The homeowner was able to get outside the house and call 911, deputies said. 
As deputies arrived on scene, they located the injured homeowner outside the house and his friend who was still inside being attacked by the two dogs. 
Deputies said as they entered the home, the two dogs charged toward them. One of the dogs bit a deputy on the arm and another deputy used a Taser to create separation between the dog and the deputy. At that time, the two deputies used deadly force on both dogs to stop the attacks, according to the sheriff's office. 
The two injured men were transported to CMC-Main for treatment. Deputies said the primary victim suffered extensive bites to his face and head while the homeowner suffered a bite to his left arm. The injured deputy was transported to CMC-Monroe where he was treated for a minor bite wound and then released Thursday morning. 
No word on what caused the attacks. This investigation is ongoing and the names of the injured parties have not been released and no charges have been filed. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

GREENBRIER, FAULKNER COUNTY AR - HOME HEALTH AIDE LINDA TAYLOR WAS HELPING A CLIENT OUTSIDE THE HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S 2 DOGS MAULED HER!



A Faulkner County woman is recovering after being attacked earlier this week by TWO DOGS
"I just feel weak," says Linda Taylor,  "like I hadn't had no rest at all even though I slept over 8 hours last night."
Taylor shudders thinking about what happened to her Monday in Greenbrier.
She was working as a home health aide for a client and was outside the house when she says the neighbors' dogs came after her.
"I saw the dogs and tried to deter them out of the way and they just ran and attacked me," says Taylor. "They knocked me over.  I was screaming and hollering." 
Taylor says one of the neighbors chased the dogs away. 
She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she says she was kept overnight for excessive blood loss.  She had to have staples put in her head and arm. 
On top of all that Taylor says she's emotionally traumatized.  
"I'm not going to go back," says Taylor. "We told them enough times to put the dogs up."
She filed an incident report with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's office told the owners to quarantine the dogs for 14 days and informed them they could be held accountable in court. 
"People may think their dogs are good and they won't harm you but you never know when a dog will have that nature or that instinct," says Taylor. 

VILLE PLATTE, EVANGELINE PARISH LA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL CAME INTO PEGGY CAVINS YARD, ENTERED THE DOGGIE DOOR INTO HER HOME AND BEGAN KILLING ALL HER 8 RESCUE DOGS ...A FEW DAYS LATER IT JUMPED THE FENCE AND ATTACKED AGAIN!



(KLFY) - A Ville Platte dog mom is heartbroken after one of her puppies was killed by her neighbor's dog.
Peggy Cavins, dog mom of 8 rescues, came home to a crime scene after one of her dogs was killed in its own home
On December 11, Cavins says she was stepping out to grab dinner and her dogs were in the backyard, doing what she thought was playing with her neighbor's  PIT BULL  who was on the other side of the fence.
When she returned home, she was faced with her worst nightmare.
"When I opened the door, the pit bull was in my house chasing all of the dogs. There was blood everywhere, I had a dead dog and two injured."
Peggy believes her neighbor's dog got in the yard by digging under the fence.
Once inside, it chased the other dogs into the home.
"He went through the doggie door. My dogs go in and out and that's how he got in. I saw the pit bull, I finally got to it, grabbed the collar real tight and I drug it until I finally got it out the door, and went under the carport. That's when I went to tell her to come get her dog and what her dog had done.
Peggy says she called the Evangeline Parish Sheriffs Office who did ticket the pit bull's owner.
But the dog remained at home; which led to another incident on December 17th where Peggy says the pit bull jumped the fence and attacked another one of her dogs.
"I had my grandchildren in here the second time it came. He could have attacked my grandchildren!
According to the December 17 complaint report, the dog was taken to Lake Charles by the owner after the second incident.
We also learned the parish does not provide animal control services.
We did reach out to the police jury about a possible solution to animal control outside of the city limits, but as of news time, we have not gotten a response.
https://www.klfy.com/news/local/dog-killed-inside-its-own-home-by-neighbor-s-dog-who-entered-through-dog-door-/1667288998



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

ALACHUA FL - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND KILLED THE FIRST ANIMAL IT SAW ...A BELOVED PUGGLE "FRED" BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER



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Realtor Henry Rabell still gets emotional when he recalls a deadly dog attack he witnessed Sunday.
“Just absolutely horrid, the dog screaming, the older woman crying,” Rabell said.
Rabell was getting ready for an open house in Alachua when he heard people screaming.
He came out to see a PIT BULL, holding Pugs neck in a death grip.
“It was obvious that the dog wasn’t going to be let go,” says Rabell.
Arlene Zavocki Stewart was walking her "puggle" Fred down the street when officials say an unleashed pit bull attacked.
“It was very surreal, I never witnessed in person a dog this aggressive,” says Rabell.  Multiple people, including Rabell tried to help—but it was too late.
The “puggle,” who was half-pug and half-beagle, died from his injuries.
“He walked into a room like he owned it, and walked right into our hearts, and there wasn’t a single soul that didn’t immediately adore him,” Zavocki Stewart, his owner, said.
Both Alachua Police and Alachua County Animal Services responded to the call. The owner of the attack dog surrendered the dog to be euthanized, which will happen within 10 days. 
Animal Services was criticized in September when it failed to respond to a weekend dog attack but the county recently passed a new ordinance to strengthen their protocols and increase fines. 
“We are trying to make sure we have all the facts straights, but the officer did respond on that Sunday and the attacking dog was brought to the shelter immediately,” Ed Williams, Alachua County Animal Services Director.
Animal attacks happen more often than not, officials say they receive around 1,000 dog bite calls in Alachua County alone.
“The officers will tell you 10% of our call volume come from dog bites alone,” says Williams.
The event is still under investigation, where the pit bull owner could receive financial citations.
“The best thing we can do is encourage everybody to follow the leash laws and keep your animal secure,” says Williams. “[Keep your animal] contained on your property and when you’re off property, make sure they are on a leash.”
Now Zavocki Stewart and her family have to deal with the loss of her beloved dog, Fred.
“I just ask that everyone be a responsible dog owner,” says Zavocki Stewa


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NORTHERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA - A MAN WAS MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS AND A BOERBOEL MIX WHILE WALKING TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE - INJURIES OVER ENTIRE BODY AND RIGHT ARM AMPUTATED



A stump is what remains of Botshelo Ramolemogi's right hand after TWO PIT BULLS AND A BOERBOEL CROSS  attacked him.

A gruesome video, taken after the attack, shows a shell shocked Ramolemogi sitting on a hospital bed. His body is covered in open wounds and what is left of his right hand is a stump.

He is not saying anything and his stomach is rising up and down with each breath he takes.
According to his sister, Kgalalelo, his brother was on his way to visit a friend in a place called Thaga Dia Ipela when the dogs attacked him.

"I was told that the dogs not only bit him but they also dragged him for some distance. The community tried to help my brother, hitting the dogs with stick and shovels as well as hurling rocks at them. However, the dogs refused to let go and kept biting him.

"At some point someone suggest that they call minibus taxis to pretend as if they would run the dogs over, to scare them.

"Two taxis came and they started revving their engines. That was the only time that the dogs got scared and left. Someone then came with a blanket and put it over my brother and he was rushed to the hospital."

The heartbroken Kgalalelo, 59, said she was pained by what she saw when she arrived at the hospital; her beloved brother unable to even move his hands. 

What hurt more, she said, was the attitude of the owners of the dogs whom she said did not even apologise to the family nor show that they were affected by what happened.
She said while the woman arrived at the hospital to check on her brother, she was very indifferent to the situation.  The husband, she said, called her and was very rude.

"He said to me that no one will take his dogs away from him," Kgalalelo said.

According to Kgalalelo, this incident comes shortly after her brother had just removed a cast on his leg, something that had cost him his job as a security guard.
She said his brother had tripped and fallen which led to him staying six weeks at home as he had been unable to walk. When he removed the cast, he went back to work only to be told that he did not have a job anymore, she said.

"Now he does not have a hand anymore; this is very painful. It will take time for him to accept what happened.This means that he will now depend on us. He will now have to come and live with us," she said.

Kgalalelo said the dogs' viciousness was known in the area and that it had been said that his brother was not their first victim but rather the third.

However, the police could not confirm other attacks.
Spokesperson for the Northern Cape Police, Lieutenant Colonel Dimakatso Mooi confirmed that a case of Failure to Keep an Animal From Harming Another Human Being had been opened against the owners
.
"We only know of this case and can't confirm if the dogs had bitten other people before," Mooi said.

Asked whether the owners had appeared in court yet, Mooi said the docket was before the prosecutor and the matter was still being investigated.
The Star spoke to Suzette Pieterse, the owner of the dogs but all she was prepared to say is: "No comment. I was not at home at the time. Give me your number and I will get my husband to call you."

The dogs are currently under the care of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Kimberly.  Chantell Jaftha, Assistant Manager for SPCA Kimberly said they had received a call from the police to go and remove the dogs from the owners.
Asked whether the dogs would be put down after such a vicious attack on Ramolemogi, Jaftha said she could not comment on that.

"The dogs are in our care and they have not shown any sign of viciousness towards our workers. We are taking care of them and waiting for further instructions from the police," Jaftha said.



VANCOUVER BC CANADA - AN OFF-LEASH PIT BULL STANDING BY ITS OWNER'S CAR RAN ACROSS THE STREET AND MAULED A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL GETTING INTO A CAR WITH HER MOTHER






Neal Wells, communications manager for the City of Vancouver, says that Animal Services received a call from the Vancouver Police Department this morning that a child had been bitten by a pit bull on the 1800 Block of East 55th Avenue.
An animal control officer arrived on scene shortly after and was informed by a VPD officer that the dog was off-leash next to its owner’s car.
It ran across the street and attacked the three-year-old girl who was getting into the car with her mother.
“The last update the City received is that the child is in stable condition and receiving medical treatment,” Wells told Daily Hive. 
The dog was seized by Animal Services and it is being held at a shelter, pending assessment.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

WELLINGTON, PALM BEACH COUNTY FL - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED THEIR OWNERS CAR AT WALGREENS AND ATTACKED 5 PEOPLE



 are being quarantined after deputies say they bit multiple people outside of a pharmacy in Wellington.
The Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control said the dogs’ owner, Paul Papazoglou, told them his dogs escaped after he parked in front of the pharmacy on the morning of Dec. 12.
Animal Care and Control said the dogs attacked two women and a girl, biting them on their legs and hands outside of the store. A Walgreen's employee also got bitten while she tried to help the other victims get into the store for safety. Papazoglou also had bite wounds on his ankle. 
According to Animal Care and Control, the employee saw Papazoglou leave with the dogs, but saw him return without them. 
Animal Care and Controls met with Papazoglou outside of his home where they confiscated the pit bulls, Rhaegar and Arya,
Animal Care and Control cited Papazoglou with multiple citations related to leash laws, rabies vaccines and county tag requirements.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

RICHMOND BC CANADA - A WANDERING PIT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO KILL CAME ONTO THE LOK'S PORCH, SAW THEIR BELOVED 13-YEAR-OLD MALTIPOO "BRANDY" AT THE DOOR, CHASED HER INTO THEIR HOME AND IN SECONDS RIPPED HER TO PIECES..THAT'S A GOOD PIT!!! DOING WHAT ITS DNA TOLD IT TO DO!!!


UPDATE:  https://globalnews.ca/news/4832290/richmond-dog-attack-killed-pet-put-down/?fbclid=IwAR1MnpuYP84eMqeUsKB9Le8mPOlV6axFRjBPOw-hILaHh_WUBrlx2prQuP0

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A Richmond man is warning the public after a large dog ran into his home and killed his family pet.
The incident happened on Friday just before 5 p.m. near Armstrong Street and Keefer Avenue.
Gary Lok told Global News that his niece had arrived to pick up her one- and four-year-old kids from his house when their 13-year-old Maltipoo, Brandy, ran out front.
That’s when a “massive” dog walked past their house without an owner, Lok said. Brandy barked at it, and Lok said the larger dog chased her into the family home.
“It attacked our dog by the jaw and ripped it to shreds, tore all the teeth out of its mouth. Blood everywhere,” he said.
Gary Lok’s 13-year-old Maltipoo, Brandy.
Lok said his sister-in-law was in the hallway with the four-year-old boy and tried unsuccessfully to pry the dog off Brandy.“ Then my niece came into the house and saw that nothing was working so she kicked the dog in the head a couple times, and it finally released its grip,” he said.
Lok said the dog walked out of the house, stood on the porch for a few seconds, then ran off.
The family rushed Brandy to a vet, but she did not survive.
Lok said the family reported the incident to animal control and the Richmond RCMP, who have yet to locate the dog.
City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend confirmed that it had received reports of the attack from the Loks and their vet.Townsend said that the city had identified the dog, and as of Sunday had it in custody at an animal shelter.
Townsend said the dog’s owner voluntarily surrendered it, and that it was too soon to say whether it will be put down.
Global News has requested comment the Richmond RCMP on the status of the case.
Lok said his main concern after the dog ran off was was that it could have hurt someone else in the area.
“It’s been well fed, it’s an attack dog and it was quite vicious. I’m just worried that that could happen to somebody walking around the neighbourhood,” he said.
“There’s a lot of people that walk around this neighbourhood. Just a half an hour ago, I saw a lady walking around with a stroller, with her baby.”
In addition to his concerns about his neighbours, Lok said the family is dealing with the emotional fallout of losing Brandy in such a horrific fashion — all witnessed by his niece’s toddler.
“They’re devastated. It was a long-term family pet, and especially this time of year, they’re quite upset,” he said.
“We’re working on that. Very traumatic.”