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Small dog killed at park in Minneapolis

A Papillon/NOT the dog from this story
A Papillon/NOT the dog from this story
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According to the Star-Tribune, a small dog was killed after being attacked by a large-breed dog on Sunday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. park in Minneapolis, Minn.

The smaller dog, described as a Papillon, was attacked by a larger "pit bull type" of dog who was brown with a light tan neck and chest.

According to the publication, the owners of both dogs were present at the time, but they were unable to separate the dogs - the owner of the larger dog said to be uncooperative and she left the scene. There is no information provided about whether or not the dogs involved were leashed or not at the time of the attack.

Local animal control is searching for the owner of the large breed dog - she is described as an African-American woman about 5'1" to 5'4". The woman had a baby, two small boys and a girl aged nine or 10 with her at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Animal Control at 612-370-1434.

Last week, in Bend, Ore., another Papillon died after being mauled by a "bull dog, " at an off-leash dog park and just prior to that, a puppy was killed by a "husky-type" of dog at a Vancouver, Wash., area dog park.

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