Hello everyone... please help our Zeb !!! My partner and I were walking Zeb and his best mate Diesel through our local park on Monday the 21st of October. Both our dogs were on leads and walking to heal when all of a sudden, out of nowhere came 2 Staffy type dogs running towards us quite menacingly. The larger of the 2 dogs immediately bit his teeth into zebs neck and began ragging and dragging him around!! I immediately dropped to the floor and desperately tried to get this dog off mine which was made all the more difficult as the attacking dog didn’t have a collar on!! my partner and I were frantically trying to shout for the owner/s who were nowhere to be seen !!
After what appeared a life time and with varying degrees of help from people around, the attacking dog was removed from Zeb
The police attended and kindly rushed our Zeb to the vets.
The extent of the damage done to Zebs neck by the attacking dog is horrific. Zebs main artery was just missed and the tears in his neck needed many many inches of stitching during his emergancy surgery.
on from the ever growing vets fees which we were already really worried about, Zebs infection was so bad from the bite that all his skin around the stitches broke down and began rotting away
On noticing this, we immediately got Zeb back to the vets for more emergency surgery but restitching was just not an option.
Poor Zeb had to have the whole area (almost dinner plate sized) cut away and has to spend the next week or 2 having full dressing changes sometimes needing general anaesthetic just for this.
when Zebs wound heals well enough, he will then have to have a massive skin grafting procedure which the vets have warned us will probably alone be in the region of £800
What happened that day was truly horrific and very traumatic indeed for poor Zeb and ourselves, furthermore was absolutely no fault of his own or ours!!
He cannot eat properly through discomfort and pain. He cannot lay down to rest without discomfort and pain. My partner and I have sit with Zeb and support his body with ourselves and cushions so that he can sleep sitting up. He is suffering so badly!!! This a living nightmare for him and all involved, this should never have happened to him!!!
Despite Zeb suffering terribly, it is looking likely that he will be able to come out of this and hopefully be a happy dog again.
Please please please, if anyone can help us to make Zeb better it would be truly amazing!!
we roughly estimate our vets bills to be in the region 3 to 4 thousand pounds!
Please... Zeb and my partner and I would be eternally grateful for any help offered!!
Many many thanks in advance !!
Martin and Kaley
on behalf of Zebady the border collie.