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Loose dogs attack, kill family pet
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“Snowy” died from injuries after being attacked by loose dogs. - photo by Photo Contributed

When Kiran Kaur opened her front door near Sierra High School to walk out to her car with her dog Snowy on Monday morning, she didn’t know that there were two huskies that had gotten out of their backyard waiting for them. 

In an emotional Facebook post Kaur described how the two dogs viciously attacked her family pet, and despite her efforts to kick and pull them away was unsuccessful in preventing the attack from escalating further – her dog ultimately succumbing to its injuries once it arrived at a local veterinary hospital. 

According to Manteca Police Department spokesman Steve Schluer, the owner of the two huskies was identified by officers, and they eventually took custody of the two dogs. Sierra High School Resource Officer April Smith responded to the call since it was near her post, and according to Schluer will forward the report of what happened to Manteca Animal Control Services for their final disposition. 

Because the attack involved a dog attacking another dog and not a dog attacking a person, Schluer said it becomes a civil matter between the owners since no crime was actually committed. 

While the family is waiting for the police and animal services to make their recommendations, they have indicated that they believe the owner of the two dogs should be held responsible. 

According to an update to Kaur’s initial post, the owner “let the dogs out this morning and knew they were missing” – citing a conversation she said she had with Manteca Police. Kaur said she is hoping for “justice” for her family’s beloved pet. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.