Victimized Dog Owners Call Out to Community
Minneapolis MN - Two pit bulls jumped a short fence into a backyard and killed the 5 lb pomeranian puppy of John Fena and Edwin Schumacher. The two plan to wage a grassroots campaign to get city and state officials to enact stricter laws concerning pit bulls and their owners.
"These dogs have more rights than their victims. Legislation must change," said John Fena.
Fena and Schumacher are indignant that the dogs were unleashed, which is a violation of city ordinance that states that dogs be restrained anytime they're outside. And they are aghast that two men who were allegedly walking the dogs down the alley stood by and did nothing to help.
Minneapolis Animal Control are looking for the two men and the pit bulls. The dogs each weigh 70 pounds. One is tan or camel and the other is black and grey in a calico pattern.
Fena and Schumacher are hoping others who have had their pets attacked by pit bulls will contact them and help work to enact tougher laws and ordinances.
"We know others in the community have been affected," Fena said. "We need to come together."
Contact: Fena can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 612-870-3644. Anybody with information about Monday's incident is asked to call Minneapolis Animal Control at 612-348-4250.