A recent incident in South Euclid where a Husky fatally attacked a Chihuahua at a dog park has some dog owners worried about going to the parks.
The owner of the Chihuahua, Rizzo, told police that a much larger Husky grabbed her pet and shook her "like a rag," according to a Plain Dealer story. The Chihuahua died on the way to the emergency vet clinic, police said.
There was an incident in 2008 at , when a Maltese/poodle puppy was killed after being attacked by a standard poodle. This happened at the park before there was a separate, fenced-in area for small pets.
Watch . Many parks are following suit with Bow Wow Beach and creating small dog areas that keep the little dogs separate from the bigger pooches.
There are several dog park options for Akron-area residents to choose from:
Patch wants to know if you feel safe taking dogs, big or small, to these facilities. Do you only go to the parks with separate areas for smaller dogs like Bow Wow Beach?
Man Circles Dog Park, Threatens Woman After Dog Bitten
Sometimes, it's not the dogs people have to worry about at the parks, it's the people.
Read one of the latest incident reports at Bow Wow Beach, when a Tallmadge woman's dog bit another man's dog. The woman told police she was by the other dog owner. The man told the woman she was going "to know what it was like to feel pain" and cursed at her, according to the police report.
Director of Parks and Recreation Linda Nahrstedt said, "In general, the calls we receive are more related to folks complaining about other people’s behavior, rather than the dogs behavior."