An Higher West Aspect husky is attacking different animals in Central Park — and has killed a Chihuahua and allegedly left a Dachshund in crucial situation.
“You go to the park for a walk and you come home with a box,” stated Deidre Bailey, the proprietor of Chihuahua Belle, who was allegedly shaken to dying by the larger canine in August 2018. “It’s been an emotional nightmare.”
Native canine homeowners declare that, regardless of their efforts to cause with the killer canine’s proprietor, Matthew Inventory, the Siberian husky continues to be roaming the park off-leash and unmuzzled. (Inventory disputes this, saying his canine is leashed.)
“We need to get this dog off the streets,” stated Elizabeth Graham.
Her miniature dachshund, Lulu, was left needing medical remedy — together with a spleen removing that value almost $25,000 — after the 2-year-old husky, Charlie, allegedly sank his tooth into the small canine on Aug. 12.
“If in one second he was able to do this to Lulu, can you imagine what he could do to a child?” requested Graham, 58.
She was on trip in France when her good friend, Victor Mejia, took 11-year-old Lulu for a stroll close to the west aspect of the 97th Road transverse round eight p.m.
Out of the blue, Meija claimed, Charlie darted over.
“Lulu made a little bark, and the husky went straight at her and attacked,” Mejia stated. “I pushed the [husky] in the stomach to get rid of it, and grabbed her.”
Mejia, 34, wrapped his T-shirt round Lulu’s bleeding abdomen, whereas Charlie’s canine walker, Ann Marie Fierro, “just stood there frozen” and “didn’t offer any help,” he recalled.
At Blue Pearl animal hospital, medical doctors needed to take away Lulu’s closely punctured spleen.
When Graham arrived within the US a couple of days later, “[Lulu] had a tube in her neck for oxygen, the flesh was twisted, she was very black and blue and she had staples in her stomach,” Graham stated. “It’s a miracle she’s still alive.”
Inventory agreed “to pay all bills” for Lulu, he said in an e-mail to BluePearl Veterinary Companions, however has to date solely remitted $2,925.
“I don’t have that kind of money,” he informed The Put up. “What I paid was a good effort.”
Graham hung greater than a dozen posters close to Inventory’s West 93rd Road dwelling, and on the West 93rd Road entrance to Central Park, warning about Charlie.
“We’ve got to protect the community,” she stated.
Inventory stated it’s “a smear campaign” and that he’s handled because the “villain of the Upper West Side.”
“It’s harassment,” he stated. “I feel terrible about what happened … this is just too far. [Charlie’s] not a command killer dog.”
Inventory and Fierro the walker informed The Put up Mejia and Graham have it unsuitable, claiming that it was Lulu who approached Charlie — and that the husky was on a leash due to the opposite occasions he has killed animals, together with “several raccoons.”
“What happened last year was a tragedy, and ever since then we’ve been very careful to keep him on leash,” stated Inventory, referencing the 2018 dying of Belle the Chihuahua.
4-year-old Belle and her proprietor, Bailey, have been taking part in fetch when Charlie, within the park with Inventory’s stepson, came to visit.
“It cornered my dog and shook her like a rag doll three or four times,” stated Bailey, 47.
She rushed Belle to the ER, however the canine died shortly after arriving.
“I cried and cried for days and weeks,” Bailey stated. “I would pay any amount — millions — to get that dog back.”
Though Bailey didn’t take any motion in opposition to Inventory, native canine proprietor Susy Nastasi — who witnessed the assault on Aug. 26, 2018, — hung warning flyers and filed a criticism with the town.
“I started telling everyone to watch out for Charlie,” she stated.
On Thursday, the Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene despatched Inventory a stipulation, seen by The Put up, outlining each incidents and stating that Charlie’s “history of aggressive behavior … poses a risk to public safety.”
Inventory informed The Put up that he’ll “fully cooperate” with the order that Charlie full a coaching program and put on a muzzle and leash in public always.
If he doesn’t cooperate, Inventory must give up Charlie.
In the meantime, Bailey — who buried Belle in Colusa, Calif., the place the canine was adopted — couldn’t bear to remain in New York any lengthyer. In June she moved from Chelsea to Los Angeles.
“I was like, ‘I ‘gotta get out of here,’ ” she stated. “It just wasn’t the same without [Belle].”