South Jersey man outraged after service dog attacked by other dogs at shopping mall

NEWARK, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey man said his dog was traumatized after she was attacked by two other dogs at the Christiana Mall in Delaware.

Frank Bicking of Gloucester County suffers from seizures and said his service dog Beauty notifies him before he is about have one. "To see her afraid and shake upsets me beyond belief," he said.

But Bicking said Beauty hasn't been the same since their visit to the Christiana Mall on Sunday, Dec. 22. As they were walking, he said two other small dogs from a kiosk attacked his service dog.  "Two of the dogs were on her back legs. One of them ran under and started biting her on her belly," described Bicking. "She never fought back because she's trained to never show aggression."

Bicking said he had to use his cane to break it up, and that Beauty is still suffering emotionally from the attack. He expressed worry that he'll have to spend thousands of dollars to retrain her.

The kiosk owner claimed his two dogs were service animals as well. He told CBS 3 Eyewitness News that he was fined and cited for the incident. Meanwhile, the mall's management has closed the kiosk and banned dogs from the property. Nonetheless, Bicking said he is outraged over a lack of support from the mall.

"These dogs were unleashed," Bicking said of Beauty's attackers. "They had no control over them."