Melbourne Dachshund Ripped To Pieces By Leashed Dog In Savage Attack
A dog owner is devastated and angry after her beloved pooch was ripped to pieces by a leashed dog, believed to be a Staffy, in Australia.
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Kashila Chintamunnee planned to walk her Dachshund, named Coco, through Melbourne's Pakenham yesterday morning when tragedy struck.
The woman's dad opened her gate and Coco, and two other dogs, rushed outside and approached the Staffy. It was here where Kashila alleges the dog mauled her's to death and then just took off without helping Coco.
She wrote on Facebook: "Does anybody know this lady from Pakenham area her dog mauled my dog to death today at 11:00am and walked away. If anybody has any information regarding to her please let me know ASAP."
However, CCTV footage, discovered by Channel 10, has shown Kashila's three dogs race up to the Staffy, prompting the leashed dog to go on the defensive.
Kashila took the injured dog to two vets, who were both closed, and sadly Coco died just before they got to a third vet. According to 10 Daily, Kashila has contacted both the local council and Victoria Police about the incident.
The woman, who's understandably devastated from the terrifying incident, says her Coco is completely innocent.
She's told the Cranbourne Leader: "The dog had bitten too deep into Coco's main vessel as he had lost that much blood - I was drenched in his blood that's how much there was.
"This dog shouldn't be on the streets.
"The owner needs to do the right thing and come forward - I fear another dog could be attacked or even a child."
The husband of the woman accused of walking the Staffy has defended his partner, saying the situation isn't as it seemed.
He said the Staffy was overwhelmed when three dogs came up to it, adding: "My wife tried to pull our dog back on the lead but she was struggling to separate the two of them."
The man also said that he has tried to contact Kashila: "We've tried to reach out to them on Facebook and I'll be going to the police station and council."
Kashila's Facebook post has gone absolutely viral, with it being shared and liked 466,000 times, however it has attracted all sorts of comments.
Some people are defending the woman and have offered advice on how to get the matter addressed by the council, however others believe she is in the wrong for not having her pet on a lead.
Featured Image Credit: Kashila Chintamunnee/Facebook