In a story out of Aspen, Colorado, a 27-year-old woman lost her small service dog over a week ago. The small 5-pound Pomeranian was viciously savaged and killed by three dogs when their handler lost control. The attack on the small dog occurred in the Willits area by a trio of large huskies.
Whitney Tobel, owner of the diminutive Pomeranian she called Angel, is grieving over her dog’s death.
Tobel speaks openly and lovingly about her tiny eight pound companion,
She was a compassionate and empathetic being. She was always with me. She was a part of me. She even went to my classes with me.
Having been Angel’s human mom for over 8 years, Tobel wants to publicly mention to other dog owners to keep their animals leashed.
While Tobel was in Willits Thursday afternoon to watch young cousins7 and 9, she permitted the two to walk Angel on the sidewalk. Shortly after, Tobel received a heart-stopping phone call. Angel had been fiercely attacked on Robinson Street and was dead.
Apparently the handler of the Huskies lost control of the dogs. Meanwhile Tobel has lost the dog that saw her through her anxiety attacks and other coping situations.
Tobel is troubled as she adjusts to the loss of her dog. She says,
Angel was a longtime local and a member of the Buttermilk family and a lot of families. She was awesome. She was my everything.
The incident is being investigated further by the Basalt Police Department. It has been turned over to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The department’s patrol supervisor said the district attorney’s office will decide about any criminal charges. Meanwhile, no attack details are being made public.
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