Loose dogs kill poodle in Sharpstown

HOUSTON - The search is on for two dogs that, one family said viciously attacked and killed their poodle in southwest Houston.

Arthur Atkinson said he walks his two poodles every afternoon around the block near Bellaire Boulevard and Gessner Road.

But last week, the walk was cut short when two big dogs ran up, grabbed his poodle with their teeth and then crushed his body.

He says his other poodle was able to hide behind him during the attack.

"I got in, and I was trying to choke the big dog off," Atkinson said. "Couldn't do that. Tried to open his mouth, couldn't do that. He finally turned him loose. I come to the house, go to the vet, and the little dog died in my arms."

Atkinson hasn't seen the dogs since the attack. He said he's warned his neighbors and told them to keep an eye out, because the dogs had collars and could be living nearby.

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