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Family Says Neighborhood Dogs Attacked, Mauled Small Dog

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Carla Canakis and her family look at a picture of Boo. (Photo: WBOC) Carla Canakis and her family look at a picture of Boo. (Photo: WBOC)

BISHOPVILLE, Md.- The Canakis family has a void that 9-pound Papillon Boo filled up until a week ago. Witnesses told WBOC two Great Danes belonging to the Canakis' neighbor attacked Boo while he was in his owners' yard.

"Somebody was doing yard work and he came down in my driveway and asked me if I had two dogs," Carla Canakis said. "He said that one dog was just mauled and eaten by the two dogs across the street."

According to neighbors on Cedar Creek Road in Bishopville, five Great Danes live in the house opposite the Canakis home. Numerous attempts to reach the dog owner by WBOC staff have gone unanswered.

The Worcester County Sheriff's Office told WBOC the owner of those Great Danes has been cited for letting her dogs roam at large. Police said this is the most appropriate charge for the situation, and that the two dogs have been deemed possibly dangerous. If another incident like this occurs, animal control officials said these dogs would be deemed dangerous. This means they would have to be muzzled and harnessed when off their owner's property.

But neighbors like Shirley Aydelotte told WBOC this is not enough. Aydelotte took her neighbor to court last year after she said she was chased by two Great Danes.

"It could occur again," Aydelotte said. "Perhaps it could be one of the small children in the neighborhood that are attacked and mauled."

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