|Sent on:||Saturday, April 14, 2007 10:55 AM|
oh my, im so sorry to hear about this. This is Very close to where I live, I also own a Yorkie).
May I suggest you call our newspaper, of which I work and maybe they can print something about this, (if they haven’t already)
It’s the East County Times, 925 [masked]
this is a big concern, and unfortunately, that is WHY I do not take my maltese and yorkie out in the neighborhood. And, this IS a nice neighborhood.
please let me know what you find out, and I will keep my eyes and ears open as well.
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Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 10:25 AM
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Subject: [yorkie-132] Tragic Attack
A special announcement from Poki, Organizer of The San Francisco Yorkshire Terrier Meetup Group
Dear Members of the San Francisco Yorkshire Terrier Meetup Group:
Earlier this week, I was contacted by Diana Lopez, a member of our group asking for our assistance in regards to her yorkshire terrier, Valentino, aka Val. On March 26, 2007, Diana’s yorkie was attacked by two pit bulls running loose in her
We are very fortunate that Val was not killed, but the injuries that he sustained are quite extensive. Val has lost his right eye, suffered trauma to his neck from the bites, a fractured (t2) vertebrae, blood in his lung, tissue and muscle damage to his front and back right leg, and bite wounds on his private area. Diana is waiting for the blood work to come back from the lab to make sure Val’s liver is functioning properly. If the lab work comes out positive, the vet will surgically remove Val’s eye and a prosthetic eye will be put in its place. The most important issue at this point besides the eye is the damage to Val’s trachea. The massive wound to his trachea is slowing closing, but will not be surgically closed due to the high risk of blood clots. Val is currently at home and is taking antibiotics and pain medication. The veterinarian estimates an 85 percent chance of recovery, which will take approximately two to three months.
This is an unfortunate case all around because the two pit bulls were captured and put to sleep. Pit bulls have a long history of attacks, but I ultimately believe the owners of the two pit bulls need to be responsible for the assault on Diana’s yorkie, and their negligence in caring for the two pit bulls. The police were called and are unable to get involved in locating the pit bull owners since a human being did not cause the attack. An anonymous tip was made to the
Diana is hoping to locate the pit bull owners, not only to help offset the extensive veterinary bills, but wishes that this kind of attack will never occur to another human being and/or dog due to the carelessness of these dog owners. As a dog lover and an organizer of the San Francisco Yorkshire Terrier Group, I am hopeful we can come together as a group to help a fellow member. A special donation box will be available at the May Meetup for those who would like to donate to Valentino’s medical bills and we are also encouraging members to write to the Supervisor of Animal Control and the Mayor of Antioch requesting immediate action to Diana’s case.
[address removed] = Animal Care Supervisor Monica Helgemo
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[address removed] = Mayor Pro tem James D Davis
Should you have any questions, suggestions or words of encouragements, please post your comments on the group’s message board or you can email Diana directly @ [address removed]. Diana and Valentino have gone through a very traumatic event and our help will greatly be appreciated and heartfelt. Thank you for reading this email and we continue to update the group with the well being of Valentino.
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