On Monday, an off leash dog encounter in Washington Township, Ohio, resulted in one dog being killed and another who will be put down. According to WHIO News, Ashley Kelley let her dachshund, Cooper, out to relieve himself. While off leash, Cooper wandered up to a pit bull who was being walked, on leash, by a teenager.
The three-year-old pit bull, named Stormy, grabbed hold of the smaller dog and wouldn’t let go – despite the efforts of Kelley and the teenager. By the time that Cooper was finally released, fatal damage had already been inflicted. Following Monday night’s fatal encounter, Cooper is dead and the dog responsible for his injuries will be put down…something that Kelley finds heartbreaking.
Cooper’s owner told the news agency, “It’s heartbreaking that this had to happen to both families…both dogs.”
Stormy, who was being fostered by the teenager’s family, was seized by animal control.
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