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Rescue dog attacked in Henderson park

Posted at 6:48 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:28:51-04

A woman is on a mission after she says her 11-year-old rescue dog was killed at a Henderson dog park.

"Glitch didn't die silently and she not going to go unforgotten," said Anitra Fierro, a local dog owner.

Glitch was the name given to Anitra's rescued Chihuahua because she was missing teeth, making her tongue loll out.

All she has left of Glitch are pictures because Anitra says her dog was killed by two other dogs at the Bark Park at Heritage Park Saturday. Despite calling the police she hasn't seen anything happen.

"To leave from this park that day was just devastating," said Anitra.

Anitra is hanging signs of warning not just where she lost her dog, but everywhere at Heritage Park and other parks in Henderson so she can reach as many people as possible.

"God forbid this happens to another dog," said Anitra.

If you've been to a park in Henderson, you'll probably see the signs she's hanging warning others about what happened. For those who were there, they need no reminder of the heartbreak.

"[Glitch] was happy. She was trotting around with all of our big dogs all morning and then she wasn't. She didn't choose to die," said Erin Jones, a witness.

Henderson police say they're working on the case and there could be results soon, but Anitra is not pausing.