Bellevue woman says two dogs jumped her fence, attacked and killed her dog

A Bellevue woman said she let her dog outside for mere seconds before two big dogs jumped her fence and attacked her dog.Hours later she learned her dog couldn’t be saved.The Nebraska Humane Society said the two dogs weren’t registered or vaccinated.Video from a Ring doorbell shows a yellow dog […]

A Bellevue woman said she let her dog outside for mere seconds before two big dogs jumped her fence and attacked her dog.Hours later she learned her dog couldn’t be saved.The Nebraska Humane Society said the two dogs weren’t registered or vaccinated.Video from a Ring doorbell shows a yellow dog pass into frame outside Terri Marinan’s Bellevue home.Within seconds, you hear another dog barking and that yellow dog takes off running.”When I heard the commotion I ran out the back door and I just saw him laying there, Terri Marinan said. “And the two other dogs were on either side of him.”Marinan had just gotten home and let her Pomeranian/Papillon mix, Jack, outside. She’d walked a few steps away when she heard the attack, then saw it.She said two big dogs had hopped over her backyard fence and were tearing her 10-pound dog apart.“I was just shaking,” she said.She and her children rushed Jack to the vet but said his fur-covered up injuries he could not recover from.”He had broken ribs, punctured lungs, he had bites real bad to his legs that were swollen and bruised, and his neck, all the way across, was cut open,” Marinan said.They made the tough decision to put Jack down.”It tears my heart out. I mean Jack was amazing,” Marinan said.The family said Jack doubled as an unofficial emotional support dog when one of Marinan’s sons was diagnosed with cancer.The family took to social media to find the owner of the two dogs.Marinan said they found the owner asking for help on a lost pets page. She said people commented they’d seen the dogs for hours in multiple places that day.“They had seen them and said they were hopping fences looking to fight,” Marinan said. “My neighbor said she just barely got her dog inside.”Marinan said she contacted the dog’s owner after that person posted the dogs were “home safe.”The Nebraska Humane Society said it cited the owner for having unregistered, unvaccinated dogs, that were not properly restrained.NHS said it believed the dogs to be lab mixes.Marinan wants the owners to be required to put up a taller fence, that the dogs cannot jump.”I think that shows right from the get-go they were not responsible,” she said. “Fences are also a big deal with me. I think certain dogs should have certain height fences.”NHS said the owners must now register the two as potentially dangerous dogs.That comes with several requirements, including keeping the dogs muzzled, on a 6-foot leash, and harnessed when off their property. They must also be microchipped and spayed or neutered as part of the requirements.If they don’t obey, they’ll be deemed reckless owners and have to surrender the dogs. NHS said it doesn’t believe it can safely adopt the dogs out, which means they could face being euthanized.Marinan hopes the new requirements work, so no one else goes through what they did.”It worries me more even now that they’ve attacked they’ve had that taste that fight, that hunt,” she said. “It was terrible. I don’t want it to happen to anybody else. ”

A Bellevue woman said she let her dog outside for mere seconds before two big dogs jumped her fence and attacked her dog.

Hours later she learned her dog couldn’t be saved.

The Nebraska Humane Society said the two dogs weren’t registered or vaccinated.

Video from a Ring doorbell shows a yellow dog pass into frame outside Terri Marinan’s Bellevue home.

Within seconds, you hear another dog barking and that yellow dog takes off running.

“When I heard the commotion I ran out the back door and I just saw him laying there, Terri Marinan said. “And the two other dogs were on either side of him.”

Marinan had just gotten home and let her Pomeranian/Papillon mix, Jack, outside. She’d walked a few steps away when she heard the attack, then saw it.

She said two big dogs had hopped over her backyard fence and were tearing her 10-pound dog apart.

“I was just shaking,” she said.

She and her children rushed Jack to the vet but said his fur-covered up injuries he could not recover from.

“He had broken ribs, punctured lungs, he had bites real bad to his legs that were swollen and bruised, and his neck, all the way across, was cut open,” Marinan said.

They made the tough decision to put Jack down.

“It tears my heart out. I mean Jack was amazing,” Marinan said.

The family said Jack doubled as an unofficial emotional support dog when one of Marinan’s sons was diagnosed with cancer.

The family took to social media to find the owner of the two dogs.

Marinan said they found the owner asking for help on a lost pets page. She said people commented they’d seen the dogs for hours in multiple places that day.

“They had seen them and said they were hopping fences looking to fight,” Marinan said. “My neighbor said she just barely got her dog inside.”

Marinan said she contacted the dog’s owner after that person posted the dogs were “home safe.”

The Nebraska Humane Society said it cited the owner for having unregistered, unvaccinated dogs, that were not properly restrained.

NHS said it believed the dogs to be lab mixes.

Marinan wants the owners to be required to put up a taller fence, that the dogs cannot jump.

“I think that shows right from the get-go they were not responsible,” she said. “Fences are also a big deal with me. I think certain dogs should have certain height fences.”

NHS said the owners must now register the two as potentially dangerous dogs.

That comes with several requirements, including keeping the dogs muzzled, on a 6-foot leash, and harnessed when off their property. They must also be microchipped and spayed or neutered as part of the requirements.

If they don’t obey, they’ll be deemed reckless owners and have to surrender the dogs. NHS said it doesn’t believe it can safely adopt the dogs out, which means they could face being euthanized.

Marinan hopes the new requirements work, so no one else goes through what they did.

“It worries me more even now that they’ve attacked they’ve had that taste that fight, that hunt,” she said. “It was terrible. I don’t want it to happen to anybody else. “

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