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Bristol police ordered to euthanize 2 dogs accused in deadly attack

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Bristol family wants action after dog killed over weekend (family photo) Bristol family wants action after dog killed over weekend (family photo)
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

Bristol police have an order from the state to euthanize two dogs accused of viciously attacking a family’s dog recently.

Eyewitness News shared the family’s story last month, after their dog was attacked and killed by two Great Danes.

George Sinnamon said his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruby was attacked by two Great Danes that live in the same neighborhood.

Ruby was attacked when Sinnamon’s wife and daughter were out for a walk along Fern Hill Road. He told Eyewitness News the two Great Danes came out of nowhere.

“They were up in another area, came down to sniff at Ruby,” Sinnamon said. “They then proceeded to tear her to shreds and rip her apart."

Police said the attack happened in the 600 block of Fern Hill Road, which is about half-a-mile from where the dogs live.

Sinnamon said despite his family's pain, they will forgive the owner, identified by police as Kristen Chipman. But, he added the dogs must be taken from the home.

“God forbid this had been a child. There were children walking, small children,” Sinnamon said. “Does a dog know the difference between a small child and a small dog? Will they go after...and it's not safe."

After the attack, police said Chipman was cited for allowing her dogs to roam, failure to license them and vaccinate them for rabies.

Chipman can now reportedly challenge the order police have. Her intentions are unclear at this time.

To see more photos of Ruby, click here.

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