A DACHSHUND was reportedly mauled to death by a bigger dog at Leighton Beach Monday January 12.
Herald reader Sean reports he saw the shocking incident, with the smaller dog’s head clamped in the jaws of its killer.
“There was a group of people around the dogs, women were crying, one person was whacking the pitbull with a cane,” he reports.
“Eventually, the dachshund was dead and the pitbull only released its grip when another owner got it off.”
Sean says the dachshund’s distraught owner picked up her dead pet’s body and, crying all the way, carried it off the beach.
The owner of the killer dog hadn’t been around for the incident and upon his return following the commotion was reportedly unfussed on being told his dog had killed another. Sean says he simply leashed the dog and walked off.
Sean says he called Freo council’s rangers and was shocked when told only the dead dog’s owner could lodge an official report: they would not act on his eyewitness complaint.
The Herald rang the council and, sure enough, that’s what we were told too before a manager told the staffer not to talk to us and to direct us instead to the council’s glacial-pace media relations office.
by DAVID BELL