PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman claims a dog was viciously attacked and killed at a local dog park.

And when the owners talked to animal control, they said they couldn’t do anything about it.

It was a nightmare for the couple that owns the dog.

“The owner of the dog said to us, ‘never bring your dog here again,’” said Caitlin Garrity. “That was the only statement to us – it was awful.”

Garrity and her spouse were in Frick Park in the off-leash dog area when it happened, they were walking their 6-month-old collie mix named Harry.

That’s where they found the owners of a cockapoo that was mauled by a greyhound that was running free.

“The woman and the man, they were both so – they were just crying and kind of pacing a bit,” said Bee Schindler. “He was just holding the dog, she was kind of deciding what to do. They were waiting for the police to come and they said, ‘she’s dead, she’s dead,’ and we just couldn’t believe it.”

Garrity and Schindler say they’ve had some scary experiences as well.

Although they are new dog owners, they say in a short period of time they’ve had dogs almost attack their dog in the same area of Frick Park.

The couple drove the owners of the cockapoo to a nearby animal hospital where the dog was cremated.

City Councilman Corey O’Connor who represents the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where Frick Park is located told KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti the city would look into some kind of park ranger system and posting more signs to talk about liability.

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