It began when my partner, Alex, started to open the second gate that leads into the dog area. Several dogs pushed their way through and to our horror, a pit bull had sunk his teeth into Scooter! Alex tried to stop him but he didn't let go until his owner came over and pulled him off by the choker collar. Scooter was bleeding profusely. A couple of kind bystanders helped with towels and blankets and we wrapped Scooter up and tried to help stop the bleeding. Because it was critical to get him to the nearest animal hospital, we did not have time to discuss the consequences of what this pit bull had done with his owner. Also, the owner did not even offer any support or remorse for what had just transpired!
Scooter ended up with three severe wounds. Two on one side and the largest and most severe on the other. He had to have surgery and the vet said that besides tissue, the bite had gotten down to his muscle. He has had to go to the vet everyday after surgery then back to the animal hospital as he took a turn for the worst. He will continue to stay in hospital and needs intensive care and another surgery.
So far, the tally of medical costs has quickly ballooned to $6,000 and rising as its estimated up to $8,000. Therefore, we are asking for any contribution great or small to assist us in dealing with the aftermath of this horrible incident. Scooter is fighting for his life and with continued care and support, we know he will recover.
Please contribute what you can and share! We would be forever thankful!
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