Day Care Tragedy ends in Doggie DeathWritten by Barbara Hanly on Tuesday, 03 November 2009
Photo by Angela Rowlings
An American family grieve the loss of their beloved Shih-Tzu 'Harley' who was mauled to death at a dog care centre by several larger dogs. Harley was in a fenced-in yard at Tails In Motion, US when it happened.
It's believed the pint sized puppy was put in the yard with three larger dogs, including two greyhounds and a golden retriever. Harley who was meant to go trick-or-treating dressed as a pumpkin on saturday night was found laying in the yard.
Photo by Margaret Milne
The owner, Margaret Milne spoke to Patriotledger.com saying it appeared that Harley had been left with the other dogs unattended for a short time.
While she says a dog as small as Harley should not have been allowed to romp with the larger dogs, she knows the day care center’s owner, Karen Powers “is distraught.” Milne said, “We don’t want vengeance. We liked her a lot. We know she didn’t do this on purpose, my God in heaven, but they were negligent.”
Margaret dosen't think she will ever get over the guilt of how Harley died. ''We loved him. I don’t know the right words to explain how much we loved him,” Milne said.
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