On October 13, 2014 Kadie Anderson and her two dogs were mauled by a pack of bear hunting hounds while camping in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina this past Monday. She fought off the dogs with a stick and a tent stake for 45 minutes waiting for the hunters to show up. During that time, she sustained bites to her hands and legs, one of her dogs was almost killed and the other one was seriously injured.
The hunters had little to no control of their dogs when they showed up. While they did help Kadie get to her car, they offered her no help in getting off the mountain or in seeking medical attention for herself or her dog. In fact, the dogs were loosed on the mountain again before Kadie was safely back inside her car.
Kadie and her dogs suffered extensive lacerations and puncture wounds from dog bites. It is not known if the dogs involved are up to date on their rabies shots. All are also suffering from post-traumatic stress. Medical bills are mounting, and there has been no luck in finding the men responsible.
$1000 will go towards veterinary and doctor bills. The rest will go towards posting a reward for information that leads to the positive identification of the men who allowed their hounds to inflict this kind of damage and then left Kadie alone on the mountain to fend for herself.
If these hunters cannot be identified, funds will be donated to an animal rescue.
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