Amerikaner83 Posted October 30, 2008 Report Share Posted October 30, 2008 My puppy, Sadie, was attacked on Sunday. Squeaker and I were at the Magnuson Dog Park in Seattle, an off-leash dog park. We had been there many times before without an issue. It was a nice sunny Sunday and we were down by the Lake when another dog came up to Sadie, sniffed her once, then attacked her without warning.Squeaker and I tried to get Sadie out of this dog's jaws, but it wasn't quick. The other dog had bitten her stomach and tried to go after her neck. We finally managed to free Sadie, and we rushed her to the local animal Critical Care emergency clinic. Doctors had her somewhat stable, but it is very difficult to stabilize a dog that young and small. They let us go back to where she was, and she opened her eyes and saw us. She knew we were there for her.The doctors told us to go home, they had her as stable as they could get her, they'd call if we needed to come back. Well, they called about an hour after we left, telling us that Sadie was crashing and needed emergency surgery. We went back to the clinic and waited. Through 3 hours of emergency surgery we waited.Unfortunately, our baby girl didn't make it. This dog ripped her intestines to shreds and bit one of her kidneys in half. Sadie was a hell of a fighter, but her little body couldn't take it.We were not able to get much information about the dog that attacked her (or its owner) as we were too focused on getting Sadie to the hospital. All we know is it was a black dog, maybe a Lab or Lab mix, possibly some type of herding breed (from a witness we found). That's it. We filed a police report, and once we have a copy of it the local News station is interested in airing our story and helping find this dog.We don't want this dog to be put down, but we do want this owner to take responsibility for his dog's aggressive behaviour. Dogs like that should never be allowed in dog parks, especially off-leash ones. It came to our attention Monday that the owner of that dog actually HAD a muzzle for his dog, and didn't have it on! He only put it on AFTER his dog attacked our Sadie! HE should be put down, not his dog.We loved our little "Sadiebear". She was our little girl. We only had her for 2 months, but it was the best two months possible. She actually graduated from her doggie obedience school the day before she died...and we had enrolled her in the "beyond basics" classes for next week - she was so smart she skipped a level! She was the best thing we could have ever hoped for. She knew we loved her with all our heart and did everything to protect her. But there are just some things you just can't protect her from - and this was one of them. It hurts. It breaks our hearts every time we think of her. But we know she had the best possible life she could have. http://www.in-memory-of-pets.com/personalfamilystories.php?ID=74596Rest In Peace, Little girl. Mommy and Daddy will always love you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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