Emerald White wants compensation for injuries she suffered while trying to restrain her animals
The brutal death of Bailey, a much loved beagle, was bad enough for Steve Baker but he did not bargain for a million dollar writ from the owner of the four pitbulls who killed his pet.
However, Emerald White wants compensation for the injuries she suffered when she went to retrieve her dogs.
Bailey was “shaken like a rag doll” during last month’s attack in Texas City, Texas when the pit bulls burst through a hole in the fence separating the two properties.
According to court documents Ms White was “seriously injured” when she was “unexpectedly and viciously” attacked when she tried to retrieve her animals.
As a result, she now suffers from “fear anxiety and trepidation”.
Bailey was a 10-year-old beagle and loyal canine companion to the Mr Baker and his family including two young daughters.
His only transgression appears to have been to have aroused the ire of Ms White’s pit bulls.
But, at least the law suit, Bailey should have been confined in a secure enclosure – rather than being allowed to wander around his own back yard.
Mr Baker told the Galveston Daily News that he was stunned by the writ.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won’t bring Bailey back.”
The four pit bulls, meanwhile, have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority, which means they have to be confined to a secure enclosure with a six feet high fence.
Ms White could not be reached for comment.