Bianca Kelly, 11, holds onto rabbit Thumper.
Bianca Kelly, 11, holds onto rabbit Thumper. The Daily Examiner

Stray dog breaks girl's heart

EVERY grandmother feels responsible when something entrusted to them by a grandchild goes missing.

Shirley Kelly was awakened early on Monday morning by strange noises in her backyard.

When she went to the backdoor her heart sank as she watched a stray dog bound away with her granddaughter, Bianca's, pet bunny in its jaws.

“It was devastating,” Shirley said.

“I was dreading the time when Bianca came over to feed her pets because one was missing because of the irresponsibility of a dog owner.”

Bianca's rabbits, Socks and Thumper, were living at her grandmother's house in what was thought to be a secure hutch.

“I just want people to be aware of what can happen if they are not responsible with their animals. It can end in tears,” Shirley said.

“It was heartbreaking to run after a dog with my granddaughter's rabbit in its mouth.

“If you are tucked into bed at night, your dog should be securely behind a fence, or chained up so they don't break some child's heart.”

Bianca has had pets for as long as she can remember and absolutely adores animals.

“I have had chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs forever and I really enjoy it and I also help at HappyPaws Haven,” Bianca said.

“I was really upset when I woke up and Socks was gone, but I was glad that the dogs didn't get to Thumper as well.”



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