ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington pet owner plans to rally a group at city hall to call for changes in the code that classifies what constitutes a dangerous animal.
Kim Ashley’s boxer named Marney lost her right, front leg after getting attacked by a dog down the street. It was the second attack in two years. When Ashley called after the first attack, she said Animal Control told her that nothing can be done when one dog attacks another dog.
“I was told a dog cannot be deemed dangerous unless it attacks a person,” Ashley said.
In both cases, the neighbor’s dog escaped its yard and broke into Ashley’s. Animal Control confirmed receiving complaints about the aggressive dog roaming free, but because the dog was never found roaming by officers, it couldn’t be taken in.
Ashley has pointed the finger of blame to the law for the most recent attack.
“As citizens of Arlington we should have the right to be protected,” said Ashley. “Our animals should be protected in their own yard.”
Tuesday morning, Animal Control stopped by to check on the aggressive dog again, but it had already escaped the yard. Officers found it inside a neighbor’s garage. Another neighbor then approached the officers with video of the same dog killing a cat.
The attack dog was taken into custody and its owner signed ownership over to the city.
Now the city said it will euthanize the dog, which left Marney with only three legs.
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