We have never experienced an attack of any kind involving wildlife or our animals here in Anthem, however, we are well aware that it does happen-- It just seemed unlikely to us as we have 3 large dogs (Ziggy is actually a foster we've taken on so her daddy can go ionto the military). We were unfortunately very wrong. An animal got inside while we were out, and our dogs were in the backyard.
Long story short, and my own personal thoughts of what happened is that the bobcat (s) got in and surprise attacked Ziggy. Riley then jumped in to help, and the fight continued for a while on the pool deck. All animals fell into the pool where the fight may have broken up. Uninvited guest(s) left, and our dogs found their way out of the pool where they waited for us to come home.
We took them to Animal Hospital at Anthem where Ziggy showed signs of shock, both were obviously traumatized and beat up pretty bad. The vet bill was estimated at max to be 5000.00. This would be on the high end yet excluding an overnight stay.
I am setting up this account not only because we clearly can't come even close to being able to afford this unexpected expense (we are aware of the payment plans offered by our vet and willing to do this if need be), but also because these dogs are our family, and this is absolutely devestating to all of us. I'm praying that with the donations from friends and family, we can rally and save these precious babies together. We would be eternally grateful for any help that you are able to send our way. If you are not in a position to help us out financially, we would be just as grateful for prayers and love to our pups.