Hello everybody, as most of you know, I'm Carrie, and Piper is my dog. Most of you also know that Piper is easily known to be my best friend.
On the night of January the 13th, my roommate had both of our dogs in the dog park as their evening bedtime ritual. The dog park has 2 gates that latch magnetically, one closest to our apartment and one on the opposite side of the dog park. One of the gates was not latching properly due to ice that had built up along the magnetic area, unfortunately, my roommate had to find that out the hard way.
An elderly lady was walking her dog outside of the dog park when Piper noticed her and decided to try and get out to get to the dog. I'd like to take a moment and acknowledge that I know that my dog is dog aggressive, but that I also take all proper measures to be sure that Piper doesn't come into contact with dogs that she doesn't know or that aren't on a leash, and the owner also knows that she's dog aggressive. With having said that, Piper was able to bite the dog causing some internal trauma, (a broken rib) and a puncture wound. At the time of the incident, the little dog seemed fine and was showing no signs of blood, however, he was also wearing a sweater. The owner said it wasn't until she got inside of her apartment and took his sweater off, that she noticed bleeding and brought him into a local emergency care clinic.
As the owner of my dog, and knowing her personality, I am taking full responsibility of the medical expenses. Which, now, I'm sure you're asking why have a 'go fund me' then. The problem is, Wake County is not fond of bully breeds, nor is my apartment complex. If Piper was a different breed, I could easily have the apartment complex pay for the medical expenses due to the lack of a functioning gate, however, being that Piper isn't supposed to be here, I cannot argue that. I informed the lady that I'm moving back to Pennsylvania next month and do not have the $1703 out front, that I'm more than willing to make payments to her. She was disgruntled about this, and then continued to point out that Piper is a pitbull and wanted to know such information on how long I've been here, does the apartment complex know I have a pitbull, is this the first time she's done this, etc.
friends and loved ones.
So this is where I ask for the help of my friends and my loved ones. I want nothing more than to give this woman her money, and not have to deal with her any longer, but like I've previously mentioned, I don't have that money to hand her. If any of you could spare some extra dollars, you have my word (and address, and signature in blood and the title to my truck, whatever it may be) that you'll get paid back at the earliest I could possibly pay you back. I just want this lady off of my tail and to not call the apartment complex or animal control on my Piperoni. I've taken extra measures and am working with Piper on being muzzle trained to keep her from being able to bite if this were to happen again.
Please and thank you in advance. <3 <3
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