Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beware mean dog

On Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:55 p.m., my dog, Freddi, and I were attacked by a white pit-bull-type dog on West River Street in Ketchum. I was lifting Freddi, a small Dandie Dinmont terrier, into my car when out of the blue a stealth blitz attack happened. A collarless dog grabbed my hands and ripped Freddi away.

A fight to save his life and mine was on, as at one point I was knocked down and bitten on an my arm and my hands. Then the pit turned back to my dog, biting and shaking him by the neck. I was able to free Freddi, only to have him again lost to the savage attack of the pit several times. At last, I was able to open the jaws of this dog, throwing it off and rescuing my little dog.

All this took only a minute or two but has taken days to recover from. The vet was two hours and $412, the hospital ER visit another two hours and days of rest for us both. I have lost three days of work and about $2,000, all because of the incompetence and neglect of a dog owner. This dog and its owner have to be found and held accountable.

Diana Anida


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