One told The New Jersey Star-Ledger its owner always left it outside no matter the weather and never exercised it. Neighborhood children apparently teased and taunted Trigger often.
Animal control did put the dog down and will be testing it for rabies. One neighbor told KYW-TV this isn't Trigger's first attack.
"It's not an isolated incident incident. It happened twice and the owner should be held accountable for that."
But so far the owner hasn't faced any charges and in fact News 12 New Jersey reports the owner had tried intervening in the attack.