I am seeking a little legal advice for the tragedy that happened with my dog.
My wife, 2 days ago, was walking our maltese in leash 50 feets away from our house on the sidewalk.
A young lady was walking a big dog in a leash also ( the dog's owners are in Australia till June 2012 ) .
My wife tried to avoid the big dog by going on the grass lawn with our maltese. When the big dog was near them he escaped from the leash and attacked our maltese. The attack was so aggresive and brutal. Our maltese died 30 min later in my wife arms at the emergency vet clinic. We are in emotional distress. It is a huge loss.
Could you tell me what I should do? Seek legal action or speak first with the owners ?
I tried to contact the owners by email. I am waiting them to call me.
Thank yoMy wife is devasted. She saw her "baby" dying in her hands. Charlye ( our maltese ) had the lungs damaged and the doctors tried for 15 min to resuscitate him. I was in Seattle at that time and I drove back to Sacramento in the same night when the tragedy happened. I don't want to contact the animal control before I will speak with the big dog owners. I would like to know what will do the animal control besides filling a report and what action I need to take against the big dog owners. The young lady is responsible for not controling the dog? The California law is allowing me to have compensation and what kind? Thank you
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