The owner of a small dog that was mauled as it protected children from a pitbull attack says he’s reluctant to get a replacement while unsecured dogs roam his town.
George, a nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier, was put down after being savagely attacked by two pitbulls in the Taranaki township of Manaia on Sunday.
George was walking into town with a group of children who lived next door when the pitbulls rushed the group, heading for a four-year-old boy.
The boy’s 11-year-old brother, Richard Rosewarne, said George started barking and rushed at the pitbulls as the children ran away.
IMHO, pitbulls should be banned. Like automatic weapons, they cause a disproportionate amount of casualties.