Police search for owner of pit bulls that killed woman’s pet | News
By: Boris Sanchez
THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton woman says she’s traumatized and losing sleep after her small dog was mauled by a pair of loose pit bulls on a hiking trail on Friday.
“I don’t like these nightmares,” said Lilly, who didn’t want us to reveal her last name. “I wish they would go away.”
Lilly says she was walking with Rascal, her four year old maltese poodle, when the two dogs ran up to them on a trail at Thornton Park.
“They tore my dog apart,” Lilly said.
With help from some neighbors, Lilly was able to get the dogs away from her, but not before they had fatally wounded Rascall.
Animal control eventually caught up to the two pit bulls and Thornton Police are still looking for their owner.
“Just come forward and admit they’re your animals,” she said. “It’s a shame (the owners) don’t know how to control their animals like they should’ve.”
Lilly says she doesn’t expect the owner to come forward, but hopes that the public will be able to identify the dogs and report the owner to police.
If the owner isn’t identified, the two pit bulls will be euthanized on Monday, Aug. 13th.