Their dog was attacked by a Staffordshire Terrier, a dog very similar to a Pit Bull. Now their dog is dead and the dog responsible is still on the loose according to Animal Control.
The attack it happened in a Winterville neighborhood on February 19th. The Poaletti family's toy poodle was with his owner when he went to get the mail. That's when the poodle was attacked at the throat by the Staffordshire Terrier.
Jerry Poaletti hurt his finger trying to get the dog off of him. Joey was then taken to the vet, but had to be put down because of severe brain injury and pain. The couple is still in shock.
The Poaletti's said the dogs owner offered to pay for a new dog and she also paid for the medical expenses from the incident.
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