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Syosset Family Furious Over Dog Death

Family wants answers after dog attacked and killed while in care of Oyster Bay pet sitting service.

Reba. Credit: Amy Cicio
Reba. Credit: Amy Cicio
A Syosset family is demanding answers following the death of their dog who they thought was safe in the care of an Oyster Bay pet sitting business. 

Amy Cicio left her rescued 6-pound Chihuahua, Reba, with Two By Four pet sitting services during a short trip. When she returned on Dec. 29, she was told that her dog had been attacked and killed by another dog in the care of Two By Four.
Cicio said Two By Four workers told her they didn't see the attack happen and didn't know which dog was responsible. 

"They have no answers. I am heartbroken and feel compelled to make my community aware," she wrote to Patch. "They are a business and it's their job and responsibility to watch the dogs!"

Two By Four owner Melanie Nardiello told News 12 that the dogs were not left outside alone.

“As soon as the incident happened, we reacted swiftly and professionally. We did everything that we could to save Reba,” Nardiello told News 12. 

The Cicio's told CBS News that the dogs were not properly supervised and they are considering suing Two By Four.

Harley Rosenberg January 17, 2014 at 02:59 PM
Losing a pet is devastating and what a terrible accident. I use two by four on a regular basis. They have the most caring and loving staff around. Dogs are animals and can be unpredictable. I have been I will continue to send my pet to two by four who absolutely adores going!!
Leo Cerruti January 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM
What I don't understand is that the facility said dogs are never alone yet they claim not to have seen what happened? I would never leave my dogs with a kennel or service such as this. When you mix large and small dogs problems occur. My small dogs stay with their groomer in her home and she only takes dogs she knows.
Ben Dover April 20, 2014 at 05:29 AM
Good for you Leo. Stop being such a judgemental prick.


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