One Dog Died at the Scene, the Other Badly Wounded
Tyler, TX - Dibo, a chocolate lab, was the lone survivor in a brutal dog-on-dog attack in his own back yard. "Cowgirl," his playmate, was mauled to death when a doberman pincher and two pit bulls broke through the surrounding six-foot privacy fence.
The owner, David Simpson, returned home to find his 9-year-old rat terrier's lifeless body lying next to her doggie Igloo. The next-door neighbor's two brown and white pit bulls sat next to Cowgirl's body. Afraid, he went back in his house and closed the door -- there was nothing he could do for Cowgirl.
Dibo hurried his way into the house behind Simpson. He was breathing heavy and bleeding. After the neighbor's dogs were gone, Simpson went to Cowgirl's side. Her throat had been torn open and blood covered her white Igloo. He saw how the dogs broke in, through worn down slats in the fence. He had asked his neighbor to fix the fence, but it was never done.
The neighbor offered to buy the Simpsons a new dog, but that wasn't what Simpson had in mind -- he wants the neighbor's dogs gone. "He's sorry about it, but he's not sorry enough -- that could have been my grandkids." For now, Simpson and his family are waiting to see what their neighbor does with the three dogs.