Miley Cyrus' beloved Yorkie Lila was killed by another of her pets, Ziggy. The devastated singer made the painful decision to give away the attacker.
Miley Cyrus' dog Lila was killed by one of her other pets.
The 'Party in the USA' singer expressed her heartbreak after losing her beloved pup last week (11.12.12) - even dedicating her performance at the 'VH1 Divas' concert to Lila last night (16.12.12) - and now her mother, Tish Cyrus, has revealed the Yorkie was fatally attacked by Miley's English bulldog, Ziggy.
Tish wrote on her official blog: ''As for Miley, it's been a really tough week. As you all know her beloved baby girl Lila passed away. Everyone has been so precious and so supportive of her and I love you all so much for that. Miley loved Lila more than anyone can imagine. I know some people were saying it's JUST a dog, but to Miley she was so much more.
''The way that Lila was taken from her was beyond terrible. Sometimes things happen that we just can't understand. Miley still isn't ready to talk about it, but I thought you guys should know what happened. For some unknown reason, Ziggy grabbed Lila. Not really sure if she was playing or what? She grabbed her in just the wrong spot and Lila didn't survive.''
Tish continued the 20-year-old singer-and-actress wasn't ready to talk about her painful loss, and that she was further devastated after deciding to give up Ziggy.
''We took Ziggy to SPOT dog rescue and they found her a new home with no other pets or children just in case it wasn't a fluke. So not only did Miley lose Lila, she feels she lost Ziggy as well.''
Miley announced her loss last week on Twitter, writing: ''For everyone asking ... I have never been so hurt in my life. My heart has never been so broken..... Lila my sweet baby girl has passed away. (sic)
''Broken. Gonna go MIA (Missing In Action) for a bit. Need some healing time. Thank you to everyone who has sent love my way. I need it. (sic)''