Yesterday afternoon a tiny 6lb chihuahua-papillon mix named Gus was mauled to death at our small breed dog park by a border collie/pitbull mix.
The owner of the collie/pitbull mix let his dog into the small dog park because he got along better with small dogs. The pitbull/border collie was playing with another dog and then charged after Gus. He flipped him and grabbed him by the neck. Gus screamed and when he was finally pulled off he was limp and screaming. He died on the way to the vet.
Charges have been filed as this dog has attacked other dogs at the park, but this is his first first death. As pitbulls are illegal in Ontario the dog will likely be euthanized.
Mom stopped taking us to the dog park because owners of larger breeds were using the park and she was afraid of something like this happening.
Love Ruby & Penny