Animal Care Detains Dogs Connected to Chihuahua Killing

The chihuahua and his owner were attacked in Crocker-Amazon last month.

Animal Care and Control has taken in the two dogs suspected of killing a chihuahua and injuring its owner last month, San Francisco police say Thursday.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, a 52-year-old woman walked her chihuahua mix, Joey, near Brunswick and Mission streets when she picked him up to protect him from the pit bull-type dogs. They knocked the woman over, dragged her across the pavement, fatally attacked Joey as she held onto his leash to try saving him and ran east on Lowell Street, police say.

The Peninsula Humane Society already held the dogs in Daly City as strays and contacted San Francisco officials after seeing Wednesday’s media coverage of the mauling. The owner is believed to be a male who left the scene in Crocker-Amazon.

San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control now has the two dogs, who will be subjected to a hearing. Police ask that anyone with information on the owner contact them at 415-575-4444 or text SFPD to TIP411.


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