An Airdrie woman and her dog are recovering from a recent dog attack in the city.
Chico, a 13-year-old Chihuahua, Jack Russell mix has been left with multiple injuries from the attack, that happened on Tuesday around noon.
The attack took place in the Morningside neighbourhood. According to the owner of Chico, Marina Molina, she and her two dogs, Chico and Doby (a 3-year-old Chinese Crested dog) were about to leave the house to run some errands.
Molina had to run back inside to grab something while her dogs were waiting by the vehicle when she heard Doby barking. That's when the attack happened.
"As soon as I heard Doby barking, I knew to call them back to the house, Doby was able to run back but Chico was unable to because he is an older dog."
Molina ran outside to see two bigger dogs biting Chico, Molina is unsure of their breeds but believes one of them could have been a German Shepherd. While Molina was screaming for help and telling the dogs to stop, she claimed she could hear the owner of the other two dogs saying "eat it, eat it" and although she may be mistaken, his actions left her feeling suspicious.
"He didn't try walking away with the dogs when they were attacking, he stood there and watched even though they were on leashes."
Airdrie Municipal Enforcement were contacted by Molina and they have confirmed that they are currently investigating the attack.
"My poor dog was being eaten alive, if I never screamed they would not have let go."
Thanks to a neighbour, Molina has a video of the two dogs and the owner walking by later that day, which she said she will also be providing to Municipal Enforcement.
Chico was taken to a local veterinary clinic shortly after the attack. He is now recovering at home but is having a hard time.
"The dog is not eating or sleeping even with the antibiotics."
Molina's biggest concern is that these two dogs will do this again to another dog, or even worse, a child.
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