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Old 03-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy My Baby Tia was attacked

Some of you may remember back in November, that the dh and I adopted an adorable pit bull named Tia. Well when we adopted her she was being housed with her litter mate Cash. Cash is a big American bulldog and we just didn't think we could handle the both of them right away. Left our number with the shelter in case he couldn't be adopted, but he was...and quickly too.

Well this Friday we decided to stop by the shelter just to play with some dogs and we saw Cash. He had been returned for not getting along with cats. We decided to foster him for a week. Friday when we brought him home to Tia everything was great. They played together, slept together, ate together, it was adorable. Well Saturday morning it went all wrong.

They were playing in the yard together with me and Cash attacked Tia. Tia tried mounting Cash and he didn't like it at all. Our Tia has several puncture wounds and lots of cuts and scrapes all over. We rushed her to the pet clinic and called the shelter about Cash.

This is a really tough situation because we were Cash's last chance. He'll likely be put down. We are, of course, against this so we've got calls in all over the place for shelters that give dogs one more chance. He obviously needs more help than we could or would be comfortable with giving.

Tia is healing now. Her wounds look a lot more superficial today and she's hopping around like nothing ever happened so that is good. Our main concerns now are trying to help her feel safe in her own home since this is where she was attacked. And of course saving Cash from being killed.

It was an awful awful thing to see happen to my baby. I have never felt so useless than watching her be attacked an knowing I couldn't save her.

I hope she knows I would never let this happen to her again. Ever....

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Old 03-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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i'm really sorry to hear about that. hopefully all will go well.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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thanks. it was pretty emotional.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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Aww, that is sad. There is nothing you can do about Cash though. Unfortunately, he will probably continue that path and get worse. You need to move on and not worry about him anymore and your baby girl will love you for helping her heal!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Aww, that is sad. There is nothing you can do about Cash though. Unfortunately, he will probably continue that path and get worse. You need to move on and not worry about him anymore and your baby girl will love you for helping her heal!!

well we have many options actually. The best friends network will take in dogs who are at risk of being put down. There's also a trainer near here (in templeton ca) who was trained by cesar milan himself. If we could get her to work with Cash I think we could help find him a good home. He doesn't deserve to die because of this.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:39 PM   #6
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Smile that sounds so sad!

i feel bad for Tia but i also feel bad for cash.
but, focus on Tia for now. until she heals and than look for a shelter for cash. BUT..... Tia is the one with the injuries so i think SHE...... should be the one you HELP..... first. but i am sure things will get better and again i am so sad and sorry this had to happen. hope every thing is fine again.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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i feel bad for Tia but i also feel bad for cash.
but, focus on Tia for now. until she heals and than look for a shelter for cash. BUT..... Tia is the one with the injuries so i think SHE...... should be the one you HELP..... first. but i am sure things will get better and again i am so sad and sorry this had to happen. hope every thing is fine again.
Thanks, she's doing much much better today thankfully.

Tia has been with me from the moment she was injured. Cash is back at the shelter with essentially no one to take care of him. Sure there are volunteers there but they are busy. They can't take one on one care of him. He was attacked once too, about two weeks ago and the shelter says he was never the same after. maybe if he had someone like Tia has us, he wouldn't have been affected so negatively.

I am taking care of my baby. She slept with me last night. I hand feed her all of the meds she needs etc. But it's impossible not to hurt for Cash. I will try everything in my power to make sure he doesn't get put down. Poor doggy. :(
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #8
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i feel bad for animals who have to be put down to so i see where your coming from. and i see your point of view.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:05 PM   #9
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wow. three people commented and 50 viewed...maybe no one did remember Tia...or they just don't give a.....
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I'm sorry. I was a view with no post. It's because the words are so hard in this situation. I don't know Tia but I know dogs and it's so hard to advise you on what to do. I'm afraid if I spoke my mind, I might upset you. I don't want to do that.
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