Save Molly the Spaniel
So to all of you that contributed, I cannot say Thank you enough. Without your help, this would have been very difficult financially for my brother. As it is, he will continue to face additional costs from this attack.
As for the owner....just saying I'm sorry doesn't do it. Any man of character would be making arrangements to provide some financial relief for what you caused...so what kind of man are you???????????????????? Needless to say, I won't hold my breath.
Molley has been such a trooper and has been through so much. It hurt Rick to help hold her down and watch her whence as the stitches came out. The vet said he has done a fabulous job caring for her, and you can see by the health of her incision, which is most definitely the case.
With that said, it caused both of them to relive the trauma. I understand and share his frustration with the situation. We both grew up in an era when character mattered and the system helped provide relief for the victim. Personally responsibility was a treasured national value and we had a united sense of basic right and wrong. Sadly, I no longer live in that Country, she is gone and has been replaced with moral relativism and denial of personal responsibility at all cost. In addition, our system no longer protects or provides for the actual victim in circumstances such as these. I have read dozens of cases from all across the Country where dog attacks have occurred and the victim is left shouldering the physical, emotional and financial burdens caused to them. Meanwhile, the person responsible often has no means in which to pay for the damage they caused, and walks away Scott free and often has the dogs returned to them even though they have demonstrated an inability to exercise proper judgement and care. I have a problem with this. I don't know what the right answer is. At the very least, owners of aggressive breeds should be required to carry insurance, especially if there are ANY prior incidents involving the dog(s) involved in the current attack. Just yesterday we had one occur where I live in Hollywood Florida. The woman was just walking her little 13 year old wire haired terrier in her neighborhood and was attacked by 2 American Bulldogs-(with a prior history of biting that were not vaccinated for rabies) when they escaped their owners property-because he had failed to secure it. Another woman came to her aid and then her husband tried to help all of them, both of the women were badly injured and their sweet little dog was KILLED. Our heart breaks for their loss and the injuries they will now spend weeks/months and thousands of dollars recovering from. Something has to change. It is not acceptable that individuals that refuse to take the most basic precautions and care are allowed to just walk away from the damage they have caused because they are indigent, while innocent individuals whose only mistake was thinking it was safe to walk down the street or go to a park are left holding the bag. I have little faith that politicians will do anything to fix the problem, so the moral of our story is to be aware that anytime you leave your home with your dog(s) you may encounter this situation. I now walk my dogs protected. I have decided that if encountered and it appears that someone is going to leave the scene of an attack bleeding; it won’t be me or mine! Everyone will have to make that decision for themselves. But for me, now that I know what I know, I refuse to be the victim. I also choose to focus on all of the selfless kind people that helped us through this time with donations and prayer rather than the irresponsible people that leave death and destruction in their path while looking to lay blame anywhere but where it belongs…with themselves.
To all of you who responded. Thank you . Im taking Molley to the vet this morning to possibly get her stitches out. She is still very spooked and so am I. We need time to get over this. The owner of the attack dogs is indigent , so lawyers cant do much with him. He has no remorse in that he was taking photos of the gate minutes after the attack. A senior lady reported this to animal control. She said she was sick to her stomach after asking him if he had no remorse The only thing faulty was him not latching the outer gate properly. We got your story dude, and no sorry isn't enough. My ear will take 3 operations to repair, and lots of pain and suffering,. My left hand will never be the same, And neither will Molley. We wish you a miserable life and many days of pain and misery. Get a job so I can put a judgement on you . End of story.
Well I hope your brother is aware of a civil suit that can be filed. Of course he will have to get a lawyer and that will cost money but hopefully a civil suit will be filed since nothing else is being done. Good luck and get well to both of them.
Heidi, I am appalled at the Ruling made by the Mt. Holly counsel that heard the case. Are we now encouraging owners of vicious dogs to let them roam free, no worries, no penalties. I hear cases on tv all the time where there are laws that say the owner of an unleashed dog, or leashed but not under the control of the owner, is totally responsible for any and all damages caused in an attack. Where is personal responsibility? Is there any appeal process? you can bet your sweet bottom that if this attack had happened to a member of their family, you would have seen an entirely different outcome. What a shame and travesty. Shame on Mt. Holly for not doing the right thing!!!!!
God Bless Molly and her Daddy ! I wish them both a speedy recovery ! Poor things . You are both in my prayers for swift healing . Please do t judge all Pitts by this horrible attacks . There are bad apples in every bunch ! Get Well soon ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
As a fellow Spaniel lover,I'm so sorry you and Molly had to endure this.
My thoughts and prayers go out to both Rick and Molly for a speedy recovery. I am unable to donate but will share this and ask for help. Wish I could do more.
Dear Lisa, thank you for the compassionate words. We are so moved by the outpouring of love and support from so many. It renews my faith in humanity!
I'm so terribly sorry this happened.