Yorkshire Terrier Attacked in Backyard by Loose Dog

An Altadena resident on Coolidge Avenue has the following account of a loose dog attacking her Yorkshire Terrier in her own backyard Wednesday morning.

Coolidge Avenue resident Jenni Edmonds has the following account of her dog Eddie being attacked Wednesday morning by a loose dog that appeared to her to be a pit bull:

I let my 2 dogs out to go potty in my backyard and a pit bull was in my backyard and attacked my male yorkie. I was able to get the dog off of my dog and took my 2 dogs into the house and I have no clue where the other dog went. It was a white pit bull with brown spots it was 30-50 lbs. My dog is at the vet now. If anyone knows whose dog this is or is missing a pit bull please let me know. I am so upset I called animal control and the police

Edmonds posted her account on the President Streets email forum, and one other resident also reported seeing a loose pit bull, and a flyer for a lost pit bill has apparently been posted in the neighborhood.  Edmonds and others are suggesting people in the area keep pets inside today.

The photo at right is of Edmond's dog Eddie, who is still at the vet as of 2 p.m. Edmonds said she is not yet sure what injuries he has, but he possibly has a broken rib.

As of 2 p.m. Animal Control had not yet shown up to the scene, she said. 

Edmonds lives just south of Berendo Street on Coolidge Avenue.

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khadija May 16, 2012 at 09:10 PM
My friends just had 3 chickens attacked by loose dogs. A greyhoundish dog and a mutt. She chased them down her driveway and they ran down the street and got into a Blue SUV that was calling them...apparently they had run away but she couldn't catch up to the SUV by the time she got in her car...That was on Mariposa just East of Lincoln. PLEASE keep your dogs locked up!!!
Dickinson May 17, 2012 at 03:10 PM
As a point of information, the loose pit bull signs and dog were on Crary and the dog was seen west of Pepper on Crary I believe. The owner of that dog picked it up on May 14th or 15th so most probably not the same dog. Let's not assume. If, in fact, it is a different dog and I was the owner of the one with signs out, I would be really upset at the inference that it was my dog. Especially since there are signs up with the phone number. I think the best thing to do is to keep an eye out for a spotted pit bull and see if it's home/owner can be identified. Animal control will follow up if there is an address identified. Otherwise they really don't have anything they can do.
Lois Todd May 17, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Maybe the dog that attacked the chickens and yorkie belong to one of your 10 friends.
khadija May 17, 2012 at 07:10 PM
No, if you had actually read my post (instead of just wanting to attack me), you would have seen that I wrote the dogs were "A greyhoundish dog and a mutt". Good try.


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