One thing that is really emotive to all of us dog owners is the subject of euthanasia, this story prompts just one of those situations, where a dog owner demands answers when her dog was put to sleep without her knowing about the deadly attack on another dog…
The owner, Robin Pack is completely heartbroken after losing both of her dogs. It was one of her dogs who was said to have carried out the attack near the apartment complex.
She says that if the other dog that was involved would have been on a leash at the time of the incident, that it would have never happened in the first place!
Robin said: “I feel horrible …And heartbroken that the other little dog died so does my daughter she had to watch it.”
Robin’s daughter, called Jenna Lawson, had been walking their doggie, a pit bull, called Stormy, in the neighborhood when the attack actually took place.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center released a statement that a Dachshund, with no leash on him, ran to the pit bull, then the pit bull then bit the Dachshund on the throat as he attacked the other dog.
“People started screaming …And crying and punching stormy to get her to let go. I was hitting her too. I didn’t know what else to do.”
They also said that Stormy bit the Dachshund owner and also a neighbor when he attacked. The Animal Resource Center said that Stormy, who was being fostered by Pack through the Cincinnati SPCA, was taken to their shelter. Then both owners were charged.
The Dachshund owner was convicted in the court of “having a dog at large without a leash”, and Pack learned her charges were dropped as well as also finding out that Stormy was put to sleep last Tuesday.
Sadly the news came just one day late, as dozens showed up with signs at the ARC in support of Stormy, urging them not to put her down, but it had already been done!
“I don’t think it’s fair …That the Animal Control gets to be judge, jury, and executioner.”
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center said:
“The dog was the property of the Cincinnati SPCA …And it was signed over for euthanasia to the ARC. Stormy was euthanized on June 5.”
“This is a public safety issue. One of our mandates is public safety. Montgomery County will not put the community at risk by releasing any animal that has shown aggressive behavior.”
It was confirmed that the Cincinnati SPCA took the decision to have the dog euthanized it was not the ARC’s decision.
The Cincinnati SPCA said:
“After Stormy attacked & killed another dog, in addition to biting a person …Stormy was deemed vicious and dangerous.”
“SPCA signed an affidavit to release Stormy to Montgomery County where the incident took place so that the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center could take necessary actions in the case.”
The news tried to contact the owner of the dog that didn’t survive the attack but they were not available for a comment…