CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Residents of one neighborhood in Coral Springs say two dogs have been terrorizing their community, mauling two small dogs to death, attacking another dog and biting a person.
The dogs were allegedly left running loose by their owners after there had already been one dog killing reported last December.
“We walk all the time in this neighborhood,” resident Rose Auer said. “It’s a very dog-friendly neighborhood. I’ve lived here for 28 years and never worried..
That is until the evening of March 2 when a nightly walk with her three small dogs would end with only one coming home with her that night.
“I was just screaming and screaming for help, saying ‘They’re killing my babies, they’re killing my babies!’” Auer said.
Residents say the two large dogs owned by nearby neighbors were terrorizing their neighborhood.
“Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the dog charging across the lawn,” Denise Kaplan said.
Kaplan was knocked to the ground by one of the dogs and bitten on her ankle.
Neighbors screaming for help brought Nicole Dilaura out of her house.
“The dogs were just circling me and, again, my husband was kicking the dogs, and then they ran off and they started running around, trying to attack anybody that was out — they were running after them,” Dilaura said.