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Small dog dies after attack by neighbor's free-roaming dogs

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According to Sunday's publication of The Daily News, a small dog in Kalama, Wash., died on Saturday after being mauled by a neighbor's two large-breed dogs.

Darcy Sanchez's nine-year-old Boston terrier mix named "Tucker," was attacked on Saturday morning by Jim Majerus' Labrador retriever and Rottweiler. Tucker was on his owner's property when the mauling took place.

Sanchez told the Daily News about the horrible scene she encountered when she stepped outside to let her dog in:

They both had a hold of him, and he didn’t have a chance,

They broke his little legs, and his insides were coming out. He was breathing really hard and making noise like he was in a lot of pain.

Though Tucker was rushed to a veterinarian, his injuries were so severe that he had to be humanely euthanized.

Following the attack, Majerus' dogs, four-year-old "Bo," a Rottweiler, and five-year-old "Rufus," a Labrador retriever, have been declared dangerous dogs; both will be put down later this week. Majerus could have spared his dogs if he would have paid a $500 yearly fee to register them as dangerous dogs, agreed to keep them indoors, and shelled out a hefty penalty.

Majerus allowed his dogs to roam - he told The Daily News:

I knew they ran around, but I didn’t know they bothered anybody,

They’ve never showed any aggression. (Bo) has never shown any signs of anything but being a sweetheart.”

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