Dagmar Merrill lost her dog Mason on Dec 22, 2011.
A stray dog approached her while she was out with her 2 dogs and, as Dagmar explains it, there was a complete bloodbath. One of her dogs, Mason, was a sheltie and the dog on the attack was a pit bull. Dagmar says the pit pinned down her sheltie and "wouldn't let go" no matter what she did. Dagmar's daughter heard the noise and came to help. Between the two of them they managed to break up the dog fight. Dagmar said after the attack the pit bull looked to her for praise.
That is as devastating as the attack. It seems the aggressor has been receiving positive enforcement for being violent, as evidenced by the fact that he looked to Dagmar for approval.
Dagmar has a chip in if you can help. She has enormous vet bills for Mason, who died as a result of the attack, and for her other dog, Malichi, who is still in the animal hospital. Any amount, no matter how small, will help.