|Updated: 10/24/2012 9:44 am
||Published: 10/23/2012 6:03 pm
A recurring danger to humans and other animals is what neighbors are calling a pack of Pit Bulls in north Tulsa.
One woman says several of them killed her Chihuahua leaving her devastated and other neighbors fearing for their children.
“For this to happen it's such a tragedy and you can't bring her back,” says Kim Rhodes.
Emotionally drained, she sits on her porch desperately missing her dog, Katrina.
"She always wanted to play and I would throw toys for her and she would go get them,” she says with tears in her eyes.
Kim let her dog out in the backyard early Monday. Somehow, the little Chihuahua got out and ran down the street. That’s when she says four Pit Bulls tore into Katrina leaving her lifeless body on the pavement.
"It's just not safe with a pack of four Pit Bulls running loose in the neighborhood and it's been a continued problem,” says neighbor, Jaime Snow.
Others say the dogs often get out and despite multiple calls to Tulsa Animal Welfare, nothing seems to happen.
"Unfortunately when they show up, the dogs are back under the fence,” says Snow.
"The incident that took place yesterday…those animals were back in their yard and the owner has repaired the fence,” says Jean Letcher with Tulsa Animal Welfare.
Because the dogs were not outside their fence when Animal Welfare showed up, they can’t be picked up.
We went to the dog owner’s home to try and talk with him about his fence and keeping his animals confined, but he never answered the door.
"The dogs are dangerous to the neighborhood and all the little children that play around there,” says Snow.
Nothing can bring back little Katrina, but Kim wants to make sure others don’t go through the same pain she has.
Animal Welfare will be checking on the home in a few weeks to make sure the dogs are properly contained.
Dogs in the Tulsa area must be spayed or neutered over six months of age, have their current Rabies shots, be registered with the city and must be confined or on a leash.