|Freckles, the dog killed in the attack|
Photo by owner, Yates Baroody
Friends and Neighbors,
I'm desperately asking you for your help.
On Tuesday night at approximately 10:30pm, my chihuahua Freckles was attacked and killed outside of my house in the 2400 block of Tunlaw Road.
She was standing on the ledge in my front yard when she was snatched by another dog walking down the sidewalk with its owner. I struggled with the dog for about 20 seconds, but by the time I was finally able to pull her from his mouth, it was clearly too late. When I ran up and took her inside my house, many of my neighbors had assembled in my front yard because they either saw it occur or heard me screaming, but the owner and his dog were long gone. He didn't try to restrain his dog, he didn't try to help me pry her from his dog's mouth, and he didn't even bother to wait around, and he's yet to come back.
I'm asking you for your help in locating this man and his dog. The police and Animal Control departments are both doing their own investigations, but if anyone recognizes the description of this man and/or dog, I am
begging you to please let me know.
Owner: Tall, thin, older (maybe 50s or 60s), light colored hair, white man
Dog: Large, between the size of a weimaraner and a great dane. Long, lanky legs, very tall, with a dark colored body and white head.
They were walking southward down Tunlaw Road, towards Benton Street. If anyone happened to see a man and dog who fit that description walking around Glover Park at around 10:30pm on Tuesday, or if you know who they are, or if you see them again, please please let me know. If this dog has already been deemed "dangerous" from a previous attack, then it should have never been out without a muzzle in the first place. If it hasn't been deemed dangerous, it needs to be. Owners are required to report any sort of biting incident to the Department of Animal Control, and for good reason. A dog this vicious does not need to be on the streets where it could do this sort of thing again to another animal, or God forbid, child....
Thank you so much for any and all help.