Danielle Scott Castillo

  • My sweet pug passed away 2 days ago and I am heartbroken. The circumstances of her passing were tragic and I am desperately looking for answers.

    My next door neighbor has 3 full grown and 1 puppy rottweilers in his back yard at all times. I have called the cops many times due to them busting through the fence into our yard, and at one point there were 6 or 7 dogs in his yard. I have called for a welfare check as they are left out all times of year and, eventually, aggression towards my dogs through the fence. They are also able to escape the fence and have been found running around the neighborhood. Nothing has come out of the numerous calls and visits.

    On December 15th My pug and Australian shephard were in our backyard going potty as they do everyday. With the fence never being fully repaired, the dogs were able to get to my poor girl. After rushing her to the ER we discovered that her spine had crushed her lungs and she would not be able to breathe on her own. The only option would be to take her hours away to have an extensive surgery that was not guaranteed to save her and we had to make the extremely difficult decision to euthanize her. She was 12 years old.

    The police are telling us they are not able to do much until Animal Control gets to the case, which will not likely be until Monday. Based on what the officer said, the neighbor can be charged with criminal negligence for the fence, but there is not much else that can be done. We live in Austin, Texas and the laws on multiple animals seem to be very lax. I would like to know what information I can get to change this or get support to fight my case.


    Lola didn’t know she was a tiny pug and her kindness and curious nature often outweighed her sense of danger, just like her mom. She was my soulmate and I will miss her every single day.

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