family dropped him off, got a phone-call - their dog died at a nearby vet-clinic after efforts to resuscitate failed.
Of course the dog that killed him was ID'ed as a 'pitbull'. // Whether that's true or not, breed-ID seems beside the point - How did an unsecured larger dog get the opp to not merely bite, but kill a smaller dog?
Dogs shouldn't be loose in the grooming area, ever; all dogs should be in a crate / cube-cage, on a grooming-table with a noose AND a groomer beside the table, secured in a bath-tub with a BATHER beside the tub, or on the way to or from 1 of the 3, on a leash.
So how did this happen? - poor leash handling? Somebody dropped a leash?
Someone - IMO - screwed-up, or this couldn't have occurred.
No details have been released.