An animal shelter in Texas has made changes to its protocol after a frightening attack in a play area. According to WFAA News, a man visiting the Keller Regional Adoption Center, which is operated by the Humane Society of North Texas, captured the upsetting situation last weekend on his cell phone – no shelter volunteers or employees were present when the larger dog attacked the small dog and the man wound up having to call 911 for help.
Though the video is disturbing, the smaller dog, a Chihuahua named Taco, did survive. Glen Bulawka, who caught the troubling scene on his cell phone, told WFAA, “I started filming because I felt like this was neglect.”
The shelter staff has acknowledged that an employee had put the dogs out to play – and then left the area. After the attack, changes have been made and dogs will no longer be allowed to interact without someone present. Shelter spokesperson Cassie Lackey stated, “There was a mistake made, absolutely, and again their well-being and care is our utmost concern. When we know better we do better, so that’s what we’re going to do.”
Taco is recuperating from his injuries and will be made available for adoption soon – Amber, the dog who attacked, is in quarantine. If no further behavioral issues are discovered, she will be made available for adoption as well – but any potential adopter will be advised of what happened.
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