Dog killed in vicious attack by another dog
July 25, 2013:
DELHI, ON – Wendy Rhona always kept her little cockapoo, Bayley, on a leash.
“It’s for his own safety,” Rhona recalled telling a friend.
However on Monday, the leash did little to protect Bayley from a bullmastiff/boxer mix that was running loose on Imperial Street in Delhi.
The bullmastif viciously attacked the small cockapoo as Rhona held onto the leash. Bayley died from his injuries at the scene, and the bloody image is etched into Rhona’s mind, she said Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s not right what happened here,” she said. “Nothing will make anything better.”
She would like to see the vicious dog removed from its home, which she said police promised would be done.
Police did not offer many details.
“The dog complaint is under investigation,” said Const. Teresa Ollen-Bittle with the Norfolk County OPP. “The dog has been identified.”
No charges have been laid at this time, said Ollen-Bittle.
She confirmed the dog in question appears to have had all its necessary vaccinations and is still in the custody of its owner.
Neighbours on Imperial Street are concerned for the safety of animals and humans alike since the dog has not been removed from the home. The large dog is known to roam free and is suspected of killing a cat last month, according to area residents.
“,” said Tracy Descheemaeker, who lives on Imperial Street and owns two small dogs. “It has been in my backyard and I’ve seen it on Ann Street. The dog should be in quarantine.”
Descheemaeker said she is worried to let her dogs out into her backyard unless she stands outside with them. She is also afraid to walk them down the street.
Ralph VanRooyen, who also lives on the street, feels the same way.
“I took a great big stick with me last night (when walking his dog),” he said.
“If it is going to do that to other animals, who is to say it won’t attack a small child,” said Descheemaeker.
The neighbours say they want the dog and its owners to face the necessary repercussions and Rhona would like to see it removed from the area.
“No one is safe as long as that dog is here,” said VanRooyen.
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Dog killed in vicious attack by another dog. Simcoe Reformer