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soad

Original Poster:

31,324 posts

153 months

Thursday 21st April
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Our little man (Maltese) got attacked by a XL-sized pit bull-cross thing yesterday afternoon. And unfortunately, I wasn’t there to protect him. It’s eating me up inside.

I haven’t been this upset, or full of tears since my grandma passed away.

I don’t want to post any graphic photos. Mrs visited him at the vets today and took a video. I couldn’t bear to see him in such a state.


Potential nerve damage due to a spinal injury, he got mauled pretty badly. Vets do all they can to stabilise him, was in shock which is understandable.

There’s hope but it could go either way.

Police are involved, so far with limited success. We’re not sure if their dog is insured etc. I’m in a bad place.


Edited by soad on Thursday 21st April 23:38

Boosted LS1

20,569 posts

237 months

Thursday 21st April
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That's really sad to hear. I hope it's a positive result for you. My aged collie got mauled by a staffie and I know how you feel. I've nothing against bull breeds but some of the owners really need a good mauling themselves.

Fingers crossed tomorow won't be such a bad place for your dog and your family.

Edited by Boosted LS1 on Thursday 21st April 23:43


Chin up mate :-)

Edited by Boosted LS1 on Thursday 21st April 23:45

soad

Original Poster:

31,324 posts

153 months

Thursday 21st April
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He needs a complex operation to stitch him back up, and due to his age - can’t even sedate him. Said wouldn’t survived it yesterday. As he was in shock. Pumped him full of painkillers.

We can’t put him down, he’s a fighter.

Some people are pure scum, so called dog lovers. Who did nothing to stop it. I’m so angry, and upset.

It’s hurting me so much. frown

Boosted LS1

20,569 posts

237 months

Thursday 21st April
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Wait till tomorrow and sleep now.

soad

Original Poster:

31,324 posts

153 months

Friday 22nd April
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Thank you for the kind words, it’s appreciated.

garythesign

1,478 posts

65 months

Friday 22nd April
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So sad to read this.

Hope he got through the night and the prognosis is better this morning.

Wish there was something I could say that would take the pain and anger away.

Good luck

Seventy

3,952 posts

115 months

Friday 22nd April
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Ronny and I are thinking of you and sending best wishes.

LordHaveMurci

11,269 posts

146 months

Friday 22nd April
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garythesign said:
So sad to read this.

Hope he got through the night and the prognosis is better this morning.

Wish there was something I could say that would take the pain and anger away.

Good luck
Put far better than I could so if you don’t mind, I’ll 2nd your kind words.

soad

Original Poster:

31,324 posts

153 months

Friday 22nd April
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We phoned for an update. He’s comfortable, and has eaten a little.

Police also visited the vets.

We’ll take some home cooked food later.

LordGrover

32,596 posts

189 months

Friday 22nd April
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Very sorry to see this. I love to see your little buddy in the 'photos of your dogs' thread - lovely little chap.

Hope all goes well.

benm3evo

349 posts

158 months

Friday 22nd April
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Very sorry to read this. Can't imagine how you must have felt, not to mention your little mate.

Pleased to hear he has had a comfortable night & I really hope you have him home soon

Zetec-S

4,672 posts

70 months

Friday 22nd April
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Very sorry to hear this, hope he bounces back and you can get him home soon.

Fingers crossed they track down the other party, s like that need to be put down, makes me so mad that we as a society put up with them.

HTP99

19,640 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd April
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So sorry to hear this OP, my thoughts are with you guys, it must be horrendous for you.

This is one of my worries with my dogs as they are small, however I like to think that when walked off lead they are walked in areas that generally you are unlikely to encounter knuckle draggers out and about with their badly trained bigger status dogs; country parks, farm land, along the river etc, not sure if that is actually a thing though or I am just trying to make myself feel a bit more at ease!

My daughter is an RVN at a well known referral, she has seen some horrible dog on dog attack injuries, occasionally she will put up photographs of injuries or x-rays on our family chat.

RobbieTheTruth

1,512 posts

96 months

Friday 22nd April
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Woke up today hoping to read he'd made it through the night.

He's gonna make it. Go in and see him, he'll be wondering where you are.

liner33

9,566 posts

179 months

Friday 22nd April
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Thoughts with you, hope he recovers ok

Jasandjules

67,466 posts

206 months

Friday 22nd April
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Fingers crossed.

moorx

2,718 posts

91 months

Friday 22nd April
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So sorry to hear this, you must be worried sick.

Will keep everything crossed for you.

soad

Original Poster:

31,324 posts

153 months

Friday 22nd April
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RobbieTheTruth said:
Woke up today hoping to read he'd made it through the night.

He's gonna make it. Go in and see him, he'll be wondering where you are.
Apologies for a late reply, had to put a shift in. We did go during daytime and brought him food. But he didn’t eat it.
Later update is that they were hose feeding him, if that’s the correct phrase.


RDMcG

17,314 posts

184 months

Friday 22nd April
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Very sorry to hear this. Dogs are amazingly resilient creatures so I am hopeful for him to make it through. Very very distressing to have your dog attacked.

Evoluzione

8,379 posts

220 months

Friday 22nd April
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Fingers crossed and keep us updated, I can hardly imagine how bad this must be for you.
Best of luck and hope he pulls through.