Yarmouth Police: Little dog attacked by pit bull has died

Little "Doc" was a rescue dog who conquered much, loved family...
"Doc" has died from injuries sustained when attacked by an unrestrained pit bull this week. Photo courtesy of YPD.

Message from Yarmouth Police:

SAD NEWS...LITTLE 'DOC' HAS DIED. The Yarmouth Police Department regrets to announce that the little Terrier that was attacked on Wednesday evening in West Yarmouth was unable to overcome his injuries and has died. We asked his distraught owner, who was also attacked, and is home recovering from her wounds to tell us about Little Doc and she told us the following....."We had found Doc abandoned and tied to a pole behind a feline shelter we worked at in October 2015 when we were still living in Bloomfield NJ. Based on his matted fur and long nails he had clearly not been well cared for...off he went for shots and neutering and the vet told us that he was no older than 2. The first week he was with us he had severe separation anxiety and would cry if he couldn't see you. He eventually "outgrew" that fear but still would rather be where ever we were at all times. He fell in love with his feline brothers and sisters and spent his days in games of tag with them or bringing us his toys to throw. And any mentione of "walkie" had his ears perked up and his eyes dancing . He was the sweetest thing who could get anything he wanted just by looking up at you with those sweet sad eyes. We already miss him terribly!"

Rest In Peace Doc...from all of us at the YPD and the town of Yarmouth.

...and deepest sympathies from all of us at CapeCodToday, as well

What should happen to the pit bull that committed this attack?  It has been surrendered to Yarmouth Animal Control.  What happens next?  Vote in our poll.


CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.