Ok. So Dec 24th, my little dog was attacked and killed by an off-leash dog. Over the last 3 weeks, we discovered that the attacking dog had been adopted from a shelter. At some point in the first week or 10 days that family had her, she killed one of their cats. So someone in the family just dumped her in a local park–which is when she found me and killed my dog. These were not aggression kills, they were prey kills, with no advance warning and no way to disengage her once she started–I got my dog away at least twice and she snatched him back. I cannot tell you how horrific this experience was for me and my son.
Well, the shelter adopted her out today. The posted description said she had “attacked” other animals, but not that she killed them. I called and begged them to please make sure the description was added, and they said their were additional notes and that they would “disclose” her history to any potential adopters.
So the picture on the shelter Facebook shows a couple in their early 20s with her. They sure don’t look like experienced dog owners. And this dog will ALWAYS be dangerous to things she sees as prey–and I wouldn’t trust her around a baby, either. I cannot believe she wasn’t destroyed. It’s just a disaster waiting to happen. She seems very sweet and friendly and she’s a good looking dog. But she kills for fun.
I am irrationally upset by this. I think at my core, I feel like this means they didn’t believe my story–that they think I did something stupid or my dog provoked the attack or the only reason he died is because I didn’t react right. Because I feel like if they believed my story, they wouldn’t have let someone else take her.