ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A Denver family is grieving after their neighbor’s dogs got onto their property and attacked three of their pups, killing one.
The attack happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. At the time, Patsy Cordova received a call from her son, Ken Sanchez.
Sanchez heard dogs howling in his mother’s backyard so he went out to investigate.
When he got out there, he saw his mother’s little dachshund dog dead. A couple feet away, the neighbor’s dogs were attacking his family’s two other dogs.
“They had Bogie [his mother’s beagle] and that’s when I shot the one,” Sanchez said.
Sanchez shot one of the neighbor’s dogs while the other dog hid until Arapahoe County Animal Control arrived.
The neighbor’s other dog was taken away by animal control.
“It’s traumatic,” Cordova said.
At the end of the dog fight, Cordova’s dachshund Teenie was dead, her beagle Bogie received several puncture wounds and is in an animal hospital and the family’s third dog Drako received a couple bite marks on his ear.
“I just wanted to say goodbye to [Teenie],” Cordova said as she choked back tears.
Cordova wants to press charges against her neighbors. She said she has called animal control on them before.