The family of a three-legged Jack Russell terrier that was mauled to death by a Rottweiler is asking the public for help.
Ziggy was repeatedly bitten by a Rottweiler that was not on a leash at Pecan Park in Orangevale Wednesday. The owner's son, who was walking Ziggy, was also bitten several times on his hands as he tried to push the attacking dog away.
On Wednesday night Ziggy died from his massive internal injuries. The family of Ziggy's owner is asking for the public's help to identify the Rottweiler's owner.
The Rottweiler's owner, who was driving a pickup with Oregon license plates, agreed to follow the young man to the vet but then drove away.
"We don't want this to happen to anybody else," said Val Akana, the daughter of Ziggy's owner. "It's not right. It's not the law. You need to keep your dog on a leash and control them. And if you can't, keep them home."