Wednesday, February 11, 2009

R.I.P. Charlie

Things have been a little hectic around here so sadly, I hadn't even had the chance to introduce our newest family member before he was brutally ripped out of our lives. We adopted Charlie just two weeks ago and fell in love him the moment we laid our eyes on him. He was perfect for us in so many ways.

Yesterday I received a call from Bryan hysterically telling me that Charlie was dead. I was honestly lost for words, he hadn't been sick, what could have possibly happened. He went on to tell me that our neighbor's behind us who have a pit bull and a chow, that their dog broke through the fence and murdered our Charlie. Flailed him around by his neck like a rag doll and bit him more than once.

Bryan freaked when he saw what that pit bull was doing to our little guy and went screaming into the back yard, waving his hands like a maniac to try and get the dog to drop him. His actions actually frightened the two dogs and they went back into the hole they came from.

Sadly it was too late for Charlie but here we are now faced with a dilemma. We called the police and animal control and were told by both that since it was a dog on dog attack, nothing will happen to this dog. The owners were notified, they fixed the hole, and we're being told what's done is done.

We argued the fact that we have two small children, what if it had been one of them? Their response? It wasn't, and dogs will be dogs. Wow.


Coffee Slut said...

omg ...I am soooo sorry!

Hol and J said...

I'm so sorry Nicole. I was so upset, and mad when J told me about it.

It bites that the police and animal control said there isn't anything they can do. I understand why, but still.

You'd think there would be some kind of action that could be taken. Your neighbor should be held responsible. Their dog killed your dog. Gah!

AJsMom said...

I simply canNOT believe there is nothing that can be done. That's ridiculous. At the very least they are responsible for damage to your property (considering the dog was owned by you). I guess short of taking them to civil court, the police won't do anything. That SUCKS!

Ann(ie) said...

That is SOOOO lame and I'm sooooo sorry, sugar. What a dumb response to an incredibly valid question. ug.