NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A routine trip to walk the dog turned into a nightmare for a Brooklyn woman. On Monday she tracked down surveillance video, showing the savage attack on her dog by another dog whose owner did nothing to help.
Lauren Schneider is on a mission any dog lover will easily understand — to find the man whose dog killed her little Pomeranian. “Arlo” was savagely attacked last week on his first birthday, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported exclusively.
“We spent the day in the park playing. I got him all these new toys. He was just so full of joy. We were going on our nightly walk before going to bed,” Schneider said.
Schneider put up posters in Greenpoint over the weekend and returned first thing Monday seeking surveillance video.
She found it at a store and watched herself walking Arlo towards that fatal encounter.
“I’m still shaking. You don’t ever want to go through anything like that and then relive it, but we got everything on video,” Schneider said.
It shows Schneider approaching a man who’s holding a shepherd mix on a leash. The actual attack was too disturbing for CBS 2 to broadcast.
The shepherd suddenly grabs Arlo in its jaws, shakes him several times and then drops him to the sidewalk.
As Schneider cradles her dying dog, the man quickly leads the shepherd from the scene. Schneider said he offered no help and no apology.
“He’s disgusting. I don’t know how anyone could do that, leave a poor dog in the street,” Schneider said.
Several employees at the store watched that surveillance video. They said they’ve seen that man walking that dog in this neighborhood before. Schneider said she is bound and determined to identify that man. She said she’s going to put up new posters — with his picture — hoping to shame him into muzzling his dog, so it can’t cause any more heartbreak.
Schneider said even as that man left the scene, others came to her aid, including a man who wrapped her dog in his shirt and offered to drive her to the vet.
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