Calls for dog park changes after dog's death

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Scott and Tessie Bradbury have been married for only six weeks, but they have already faced a big challenge.

A week ago Monday, Tessie brought their beloved dog Winston to the Flying Cloud Dog Park in Eden Prairie.

"When Winston walked through the gate, this pit bull just grabbed him by the stomach and then viciously on the neck," Tessie said.

Hearing the cries from her dog, she tried to wrestle the larger dog away from Winston but it was too late.

"The worst part was driving to the emergency room and seeing her covered in blood," Scott said.

Tessie said there wasn't anyone around to help her and the owner wasn't any where in sight.

"When I got him to the car, he had bled out on my legs," Tessie said.

Scott says it has been just tough not having Winston around anymore.

"He's a seven-pound dog, but he was part of our family and we just don't want it to happen again," Scott said.

Which is why they have taken their case to city hall in hopes of creating a section at Flying Cloud Dog Park where small dogs can roam away from big dogs.

They say the only thing that will help them through this sad event is if there's a change.

And it appears that change will come, according to Eden Prairie officials who have already taken measurements in hopes of creating another section.

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