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Our Britt was attacked by another dog--

Post by youjach »

I am hoping Jen sees this because I lost her email addy.

OUr rescue dog is Shafer.

While walking this afternoon anothr dog attacked Shafer and had his throat.

It's a long story but this dog killed another dog on Monday and the Dog warden was picking him up today when this occured.

Shafer had no chance to fight back and was on the ground w/ this huge pitbull.boxer mix on him. The police officer was there and finally got the dog off of him but the dog got loose again and attacked again, luckily my neighbor pulled up and I was able to get him in the car.

This dog did not have his shots. Shafer has 2 huge puncture wounds on his neck and might need surgery.

So please say a pray, he is the best dog and he is really shaken to the piont of not even wanting to go outside to the bathroom..

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Post by Brenda Dom »

Oh, how awful for Shafer and for you as well ...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.


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Post by Beth »

I am so sorry to hear this. Hopefully, he will be ok. I would suggest that if he has some canine good buddies that he gets around them as soon as possible so that he can get back in the swing of things. It may take awhile but the hardest thing is to not reinforce the fact that he should be scared. You need to act like it is the most normal thing for him to be around other dogs. Once he's comfortable again with his buddies, you can branch out. Am sure others have better ideas. Really hope all is well and that you are ok too.

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Post by Lisa »

Oh wow! Schafer is definitely in my prayers!

Like Beth said, once he's okay to be around other dogs, get him around some of his dog buddies and let him know that things are okay.

I know how very scary it is to see your dog being attacked by another, and how heart wrenching it is to see blood on their fur.
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Poor Shafer! Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers.....
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Post by Natalie »

Praying for a complete and speedy recovery (physically and psychologically)!!! Poor Schafer and Mom! Scary, scary thing. Good job, Mr. Dog Warden.

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WOW, what a scary thing to have happen, hope both of you are alright.
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Oh my! Hopefully he does not require surgery! :cry: Good thoughts and well wishes coming your way. Please keep us posted.
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Post by kat »

definitely in our prayers tonight - all of you. Be sure to keep us posted on how he's doing. What a horrible, horrible thing. And the dog's owner? I guess he's not where he belongs either.
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What a horrid thing- Prayers and drool for a speedy recovery from my gang-

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Post by Barb Wright »

Poor Schafer :cry: With good medical care and lots of love and attention he'll come back to his old self. He might be a little apprehensive for awhile in situations that come up that seem to be deja vu, but it is amazing how these guys 'n gals just put this stuff behind them after a while 8)

Might mention one personal experience....Cassie got jumped by a Rott a few years ago, though no blood so not quite the traumatic experience that Schafer went through. And though she seemed a little "cautious" around bigger dogs for a while, later on she forgot the experience I am sure simply because she "fell in love" with Helen Riggles (DualChBritts) big Rottie Dog :lol: We hadn't been at Helen's house more than a couple hours and Cassie was mooning 'n swooning around Dog....it was hilarious :lol: :lol:

Hopes and good vibes headed your way for a quick and uncomplicated recovery for Schafer.

One other thought....the owners of the PB/Box owe you for medical expenses....don't know if that is possible, but it sure is their responsibility to cover your costs.

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Post by Helen E. »

Poor Shafer! :( I think I would find out why the Dog Warden waited till Friday if that dog KILLED another dog on Monday! :evil: Sending prayers and best wishes for a full recovery...physically and mentally.

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Post by Cindy »

How traumatic! I can't imagine how you and Shafer felt. Hope he has a speedy recovery and please keep us posted.
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Post by milkbones4hannah »

I'm so relieved to hear you were able to get Shafer to safety. I can only imagine how shook up both of you must be. I would make sure Shafer's puncture wounds are shaved up and compressed with warm h2o several times per day. In NH if a pet who is vaccinated for RV is bitten by a non vaccinated animal that pet must be revaccinated ASAP according to NH state law unless the previous vaccine was administered within the last 30 days. I would get him to the vet for his treatment of wounds and also an RV booster. He will most likely be put on a course of antibiotics.
I agree with the others that Shafer will be okay if you continue to socialize him and don't baby him too much around other dogs. YOU and He may be apprehensive at first but try to hide your fear, as he may pick right up on that and get defensive. Good Luck with Shafer. Give him a big hug for me!
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Post by Lorie »

Thanks for sharing you story of Shafer, just this morning I told hubby about what happened to him and shortly later went on our morning walk with Sissy and Melanie. We walk the same route all the time and along the path a dog got out of the yard. I knew in my gut he was not friendly but when we walk past everyday he is not a barker.
Quickly it approached my girls as I told hubby get Melanie next to you now!. I had Sissy and he was growling at us the whole time, no teeth but the growling was enough. I told him to go home in a not so nice tone, and as we made an attempt at walking he followed and growled even more.
It was a male dog, and couldn't tell if he was neutered or not but I did offer my services in that department if he came close enough. I guess my yelling managed something as the owner came to the front door and yelled for him.
He only had on a small choke collar and no tags, that worried me even more was thinking no tags, no shots, big trouble. I do keep aware as to what is going on, most times it is still dark and I am by myself. My girls did exactly what they were told to do and after told them it was a boy with very bad manners, praises to both and we had a nice walk the rest of the way. I was so proud of Sissy not one growl out of her. But that story kept me very aware and could have saved us alot of heartache.
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