Two weeks ago, Marquita Long rushed from Stanford to her Crystal Springs home in Boyle County.
Her 18-year-old niece had called her on the cell phone, screaming while her 12-year-old daughter puked in the background.
The teens were watching the neighbor's Rottweiler grab the family Yorkshire terrier, Max, by its hind quarters and flip it around the yard.
Long remembers running from her car and grabbing a towel. Before she could reach Max, the Rottweiler had taken hold of the 8-pound dog again.
Max died that day. People sent flowers, cookies and cards to the Long house.
"It was like someone had died," Long said.
Now she wants Boyle County Fiscal Court to take a second look at its dog and cat ordinance. It was written in 1978. Magistrates talked briefly about Richard Campbell, county attorney, reviewing the ordinance at their meeting Tuesday.