Owner cited, Malamute deemed ‘potentially dangerous’ after killing elderly woman’s Chihuahua
BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — A Boiling Spring Lakes dog owner has been cited after investigators say his Malamute killed an elderly woman’s Chihuahua.
BSL Police Chief Brad Shirley says officers responded around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of a dog-on-dog attack. Shirley says the 92-year-old woman who reported the attack was walking her seven-pound Chihuahua on a leash on Turner Road when a Malamute that was off its property attacked and ultimately killed it. The woman was not hurt.
The city’s animal control officer cited the owner of the Malamute for allowing the dog to “run at large,” Shirley said. The chief said the Malamute also meets the city’s criteria of a “potentially dangerous” dog, and the owner will have to comply with requirements specified in the city ordinance that pertains to the keeping of “potentially dangerous” dog(s) within the city limits.
Chief Shirley said the Malamute was registered with the City of Boiling Spring Lakes and was current on its rabies vaccination.