We adopted our sweet Pepper a little over a month ago from the Humane Society. My husband, Mike, was taking Pepper out for her evening walk on Saturday, March 3rd, when just a few steps from being in our yard, the neighbor's pitbulls viciously attacked Pepper.
Mike tried to fight the pitbulls off of Pepper, as they both latched on and wouldn't let go. He fought and screamed for help for almost 5 minutes, but no one came. As a last resort, my husband left Pepper to run get his gun. The pit bulls still wouldn't let go. Mike fired 3 shots. The first pitbull relequished once it was shot. The other (larger) pitbull wouldn't release until Mike had fired 2 shots into his chest. They were relentless!
Pepper had to have emergency surgery for the crushing injuries. 10 lacerations that had 2 to 12 stitches each (estimated about 75 stitches). She has 2 drains, one internal, and one external. She's in a lot of pain and on a regime of pain medication and tranquelizers, plus a few others.
In the past few days, she's lost some stitches and we've found that she has an infection, even though she's on antibiotics. Her extermal pump isn't functioning because of the popped stitches. She has to see a specialist and have surgery again to remove the dying skin around the stitches.
We aren't able to afford to pay for another surgery, but we don't want to lose our sweet little puppy. We didn't rescue her, so she could die a violent death.
The news covered the story (see linked story), and we are asking for everyone for help with this. Despite all of the pain she was in, Pepper still wags her tail when we pet her. She loves us and we love her.
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