Her poodle was killed by a pit-bull in that attack.
Now, the City of Mishawaka and the Humane Society have deemed the dog "dangerous." -- and released it back to the owner so that it can kill again
Bernadette Burns got her dog Coco three-years-ago after her husband died unexpectedly.
"Coco was real special to me. He was my friend,” she said.
Coco was killed two-weeks-ago after Burns noticed her neighbor's pit-bull jump the fence while she was walking the dog in her backyard.
"I tried to protect him. I put my arms around him and did my best to keep him from killing my dog,” said Burns.
Coco suffered a broken rib and had several punctures to his skin. He spent four days in emergency care at a local animal hospital while Bernadette recovered from bruises and punctures to her skin.
"Every time my mom looks out her backyard and she sees this dog, it's constant emotional terror,” said Burn’s daughter, Wendi Burns.
KILLER PIT BULL GETS TO GO BACK HOME.... TO KILL AGAIN
John Roggeman is the city's attorney. He says the owner is complying with the city ordinance.
The dog will have to be muzzled and be tethered from now on when it's outside it’s home.
The Burns say the pit bull's owners helped pay for some of Coco's medical bills which totaled more than $5,000. They hope the city and the owner keep a closer eye this time.
This pit bull owner should do the responsible thing - and euthanize her killer dog.
"If it happens once, obviously it's gonna happen again. and the next time, they're not going to stop and that's exactly what happened,” said Wendi.
The owner of the dog did not want to speak about this story.
|Coco's owner get a rock to remember their dog and her|
horrific mauling death while the pit bull owner gets to
have her wigglebutt killer Pibble back home.
Several of the pit bull owner's friends reached out to us to claim that they have never seen any of her dogs go after someone or act aggressively.
According to the rules of the Blair Hills neighborhood, dogs have to be on a leash when they're not in their yard.
(WSBT - April 19, 2017)