Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Helping an Animal Rescue Friend

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.


Kendra said...

I like to say thank you whoever can help every little bit of $$$ helps. My pain will not go away I miss my Mason and now I have a huge bill I tried everything to keep him alive, I really thought he would pull through. Thank you and God bless
Dagmar. Malachi and Mason

dagmar said...

I am so sorry I had no idea is was under my granddaughters name Kendra

Two French Bulldogs said...

so sorry to hear about your friend
Benny & Lily

Damyanti said...

So sorry to hear about this, hope everything becomes better for your friend soon.

Stopping by to welcome you on board the A to Z Challenge April 2012
We shall have loads of fun exchanging comments and visits!

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

SherryE said...

That is so sad! Hope things get better for your friend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just wanted to welcome you to the A to Z Challenge and I'm looking forward to your posts next month.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi there, are you still doing the A-Z challenge?

This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

Duncan In Kuantan

Jocelyn Rish said...

This is so sad. One of my dogs is mostly pit bull, and she's so sweet, but I worry about the stigma on her breed.

I love the title of your blog, since I'm crazy about my dogs. As part of the A to Z challenge, each day I'm posting a picture of one of my family's dogs displaying the letter of the day.


Jenn said...

Oh dear-- how sad this happened. My neighbor has a pitt bull and it is the nicest, calmest dog ever. It really is about how we reinforce their behaviors.

Hope you are doing well! Cheers, Jenn.

Misha Gericke said...

Aw man that's so sad. I'm sorry for Dagmar because she lost Mason, but I'm REALLY sorry for the pit bull, because odds are good that it was raised as a fighting dog.

And that really tees me off.

Jessica L. Foster said...

Poor thing. Makes me sad that people would train dogs to do that.

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