She was on a leash but a routine walk ended violently for a 12 year old Schnauzer named Dagmar. The small dog died of injuries suffered in an attack by a larger dog in a quiet southwest Omaha neighborhood.
Mark Neely was walking his dog as they passed a house a block over from his home. Neely said he heard approaching dog steps, “And there’s this big dog right there. It sniffed her real quick and then bit right in. Dagmar started screaming and squealing.”
The Nebraska Humane Society impounded two American Bulldogs owned by Kyle Kruse. Kruse said, “It’s a horrible accident and I can’t say anything to that family to make it right. I apologize.”
Though not present during attack Kruse said a roommate moving out accidentally left open both the inside kitchen door and the garage door. So the dogs named Barley and Hops bolted when the Schnauzer and its owner walked by.
However Kruse claims the attack was blown out of proportion and only one of his dogs was involved while the other just ran around barking.
The Nebraska Humane Society’s Mark Langan said the victim couldn't identify which dog attacked so both were seized and the court will sort it out.
The girlfriend of the owner of the bulldogs Amanda Limas said she witnessed the incident and she contends the Schnauzer owner killed his own dog trying to rescue it from the bulldog. Limas said, “I’m assuming that from the guy running and landing straight on top of the dog on the concrete.”
However Humane Society investigators have reviewed vet reports on the Schnauzer. Langan said, “This dog died of injuries inflicted by one or two other larger dogs based on the bites the punctures and the broken ribs."
The owner of the bulldogs has been cited for harboring dangerous dogs and his former roommate ticketed because he was home when they got out.
The bulldog owner said his insurance will cover the $4,000 in vet bills on the Schnauzer but he will fight in court to save the dogs from being put down.