The puppy dies after being attacked by three dogs

Sunday morning, Lucie Gauthier went on a leash with her dog Betty Boop when she saw two American bulldogs and a pit bull jumping on her Yorkie.

They came suddenly. I heard a death cry. I tried to pull the string to take it, but I could not. I failed my tasksays Lucie Gauthier, crying from the heart.

In shock at seeing her dog attacked, Lucie Gauthier fell backwards and was taken to the hospital. He was diagnosed with a concussion.

Betty Boop had broken ribs and she was about to lose air, it came out through the holes [des morsures] , says Trifluvienne with many emotions in his voice. Betty Boop succumbed to her injuries hours after the attack on Sunday.

Everything is broken. That’s what I call a doggy Sunday morning »

A quote from Lucie Gauthier, owner of Betty Boop

A broken patio door

The three dogs that attacked Yorkie belong to a neighbor of Lucie Gauthier, Véronique Peeters.

When the attack happened on Sunday, Véronique Peeters was not home. She had gone out on a errand a few steps from her house, but her patio door was not locked.

15 minutes. Quand je suis revenue et qu’un voisin m’a raconté ce qui s’est passé, j’ai été traumatisée “,”text”:”Ma porte-patio ne se barre pas. Je suis obligée de mettre un bâton de bois. Mes chiens étaient à l’intérieur hier et je suis partie15 minutes. Quand je suis revenue et qu’un voisin m’a raconté ce qui s’est passé, j’ai été traumatisée “}}”>My patio door can not lock. I have to put a wooden stick. My dogs were inside yesterday and I walked for 15 minutes. When I came back and a neighbor told me what happened, I was traumatized remembers Véronique Peeters, with tears in her eyes.

According to Véronique Peeters, only one of her three dogs attacked Betty Boop. Although she did not witness the attack, she believes it was her oldest dog, Picarro, a 12-year-old pit bull who bit the Yorkie after he managed to escape from the apartment.

Veronique Peters.

Photo: Radio Canada / Martin Chabot

Reached by Radio-Canada, the owner of the building where Véronique Peeters lives, Martin Darveau, confirms that he did not know the patio door was defective. He had only been warned that the mosquito net should be replaced, and he refused, because, he said, with three large dogs, it had to be done all the time again.

5 ans. Il a aussi été piqué par une tique. Il a pris de la médication, on l’a arrêté, puis on l’a recommencé il y a quelques jours. Je ne sais pas si c’est ça qui a pu le perturber au point de s’attaquer à un chien. Je ne comprends pas. En12 ans, il a juste donné des bisous toute sa vie “,”text”:”Picarro a lui-même été mordu quand il avait5 ans. Il a aussi été piqué par une tique. Il a pris de la médication, on l’a arrêté, puis on l’a recommencé il y a quelques jours. Je ne sais pas si c’est ça qui a pu le perturber au point de s’attaquer à un chien. Je ne comprends pas. En12 ans, il a juste donné des bisous toute sa vie “}}”>Picarro himself was bitten when he was 5 years old. He was also bitten by a tick. He was taking medicine, we stopped him, then we started him again a few days ago. I do not know if that was what disturbed him to attack a dog. I do not understand it. At 12, he only gave kisses his whole life says Véronique Peeters.

Véronique Peeters’ other two dogs are American bulldogs. Every night she claims to go individual walks with each of her three dogs.

I intended to keep Picarro until he died, but does it make sense to keep a dog that bit a smaller one? I do not know. »

A quote from Véronique Peeters, owner of two American bulldogs and a pit bull

The owner of the three dogs says she is devastated by the events. She still hopes not to lose custody of her three dogs, especially my baby, the youngest he can be rescued she claims.

However, she assures that she will respect the opinions of professionals on the matter and is aware that her pit bull is at risk of being killed. That’s what Lucie Gauthier is asking for.

I want to hit the heap

The owner of Betty Boop had feared the three dogs for a while because she often saw them in a front enclosure that Véronique Peeters had built.

Neighbors also told Radio-Canada that they were afraid for the security of the enclosure.

Earlier, the previous owner, Patrick Charlebois, had received notifications of non-compliance with the fence from the municipality, but was never able to resolve the situation because the tenant, according to him, did not cooperate.

Lucie Gauthier plans to lodge a complaint with police. The law in the houses is two dogs and three cats. I want the three dogs away, the fence away. I know she’s in pain too, but her pain is worth as much as mine claims Lucie Gauthier.

The front fence that Véronique Peeters had built.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Martin Chabot

She asks for the killing of the tenant’s three dogs and believes that pit bulls should be banned.

The one who lost his dog within the last hours wants the laws to be changed and believes that the city of Trois-Rivières has failed in its responsibility by accepting the enclosure and Véronique Peeters’ three dogs.

She is asking for a meeting with the mayor of Trois-Rivières, Jean Lamarche.

The case will be transferred to Animal Protection. A request to quarantine the biting dog will be sent to the tenant pending a behavioral evaluation by veterinarians.

After this, the expert’s statement will be submitted to the Municipality, which will decide the dog’s fate.

The fence could be dismantled

The town of Trois-Rivières says it has not received any complaints about the situation prevailing at Véronique Peeters. Thus, according to the Municipality, it was not possible to know that there was an illegal fencing in front of the house.

However, this type of installation is prohibited. There should therefore be an intervention that can lead to the removal of the fence.

The municipality adds that no permit has been applied for for the facility.

With information from Maude Montembeault

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