The owner of a dog believed to have killed a Pomeranian headed for the Spooky Pooch Parade may have to remove it from the city.
A hearing is set to take place at Lakewood City Hall at 8:30 a.m. Thursday to determine whether restrictions should be placed on the Bullmastiff — or, if the dog should be altogether removed from the city.
The animal control officer who responded to the incident could not be reached for comment, but Capt. Gary Stone of the Lakewood Police Department said that the incident took place in the 1480 block of St. Charles Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The dogs and their owners were headed to the Spooky Pooch Parade, about a block away, he said, when a Bullmastiff and Rottweiler — both on leashes — attacked.
The Bullmastiff “grabbed the Pomeranian and swung it around by the neck,” Stone said.
No charges have been filed, but a citation was issued.
Stone said that a hearing officer will hear the case on Thursday.
“They can decide whether there is restriction placed on the dog, or removed if it should be from the city,” he said. “It’s all up the to the hearing officer.”