Family pet mauled to death

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Jessie was allegedly attacked and killed by another dog
Camera IconJessie was allegedly attacked and killed by another dog Credit: Supplied

A family has been left devastated after their dog was allegedly attacked and killed last week.

City of Albany chief executive Andrew Sharpe has confirmed the City is investigating the alleged attack.

It is understood two dogs entered the yard of a small dog on Tuesday.

The small dog, a nine-year-old Jack Russell cross named Jessie, was taken to the vet but died from its injuries.

A relative of the owner said Jessie was in her own backyard when she was attacked.

“She was a beautiful and loving dog,” she said.

“The family is very shocked and upset and the grandchildren are upset as well.

“Jessie was always up for hugs, she was just so lovable and she will be greatly missed.”

She said the owner of the other dogs needed to take responsibly.

“We all want the dogs dealt with before it happens again to another family pet or worse — a child,” she said.

“The owner needs to take responsibility whether they are charged or the dogs are put to sleep.”

Mr Sharpe said City staff had spoken to witnesses.

“We are aware of the matter and there is currently an ongoing investigation,” Mr Sharpe said.

“City staff have spoken to a number of witnesses and encourage anyone who witnessed the alleged attack to contact the City Rangers on 6820 3999.

“Dog owners are reminded that their dogs must be kept securely on their premises or under their direct control at all times.”

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