dog attack

“DREAM DOGS” COLUMNIST/ SHELTER OWNER NEEDS HELP TO PAY EMERGENCY VET BILLS DUE TO DOG ATTACK

February 22, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- ECM columnist Cate Sacks, owner of the local shelter rescue and dog training company, Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs, is no stranger to odd animal antics. But bad behavior hit close to home when Scooter, her seven-pound pet Maltese, was mauled by a stranger dog while out in public with the family.

The attack left a two-inch hole in Scooter's chest cavity and lungs. He also almost lost his eye and more.


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READER’S EDITORIAL: DOG ATTACK ON HORSE AND RIDER RAISES CONCERN OVER COUNTY’S SLOW RESPONSE

By Marilyn Gramse

 

March 3, 2011 (Blossom Valley) – On Monday, February 28, two equestrians were riding on the County designated trail on Quail Canyon. When they approached  a home in the 10,000 block of Quail Canyon, a pit bull dog and the owner came out to the equestrians. The pit bull began sniffing the horses, bit the rider, and attacked the horse--going for the throat. The horse, struggling for its life, began to circle, dumping the rider.


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