Thursday, January 26, 2012
PASCO COUNTY FL - 2 DOGS CHARGED OUT OF THE WOODS AND BEGAN RIPPING A LONG-TIME BELOVED PET AND FRIEND APART !!!
UPDATE: Fri - Jan 27, 2012 - More information about the attack in this story- Beth Fortner chose not to report this horrible vicious attack and the comments made encourage her to report it for the safety of other children and pets in the area. Also, this story did not name the breed of dogs that attacked them, but all the commenters assume it was Pit Bulls !!!
Thurs - Jan 26, 2012 - VIDEO - Beth Fortner and her prescious dog Tushcanay or "TUSH" were heading to a school bus stop with her young niece when 2 dogs charged out of the woods and began ripping into Tush:
***FORTNER FLUNG HERSELF OUT OF HER WHEELCHAIR AND TRIED GETTING IN BETWEEN TUSH AND THE 2 DOGS RIPPING HER TO SHREDS.
"We are one. We're inseparable. She is a part of me; I am a part of her," says Beth Fortner while lying beside Tush on the floor of the BluePearl veterinary hospoital.
The attack happened last Thursday along a rural Pasco County road. During the struggle, Fortner received several bites to the bone on both her arms and legs, but they may heal faster than her psyche.
"NOW THE VISIONS AND THE SOUNDS ARE WHAT I'M WORKING THROUGH."
NEIGHBOR TABITHA STARLIN AND HER HUSBAND CAME TO HELP GET TUSH TO THE VET, BUT WHAT THEY SAW NEXT WAS TRULY AMAZING. EVEN WITH HER FRONT LEG NEARLY SEVERED, TUSH INSISTED ON PRACTICALLY CARRYING FORTNER TO THEIR VAN.
Fortner considers tush, who has received some special training, a service dog. The two have been a team for 10 years. The vet says that Tush's fracture is stable and the inflammation is decreasing.
"YOU'RE GOING HOME SOON. YOU'RE GOING TO RUN.. YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE SAND AND THE OCEAN.," SAID FORTNER BURYING HER HEAD IN TUSH'S NECK. "I LOVE YOU," SHE WHISPERED.
Saving Tush's life was made possible by the not-for-profit group Frankie's Friends. The group has already paid $4,000 for surgery and more donations are needed.
COMMENT: THE VIDEO STATES THESE WERE STRAY DOGS. THERE'S ABOUT A 70% CHANCE THESE WERE GRIPPING DOGS.....WHAT OTHER KIND OF DOG ATTEMPTS TO AMPUTATE LEGS OFF ANOTHER DOG AS BIG AS TUSH ???? IF I'M WRONG...CORRECT ME...INFORM ME !!!!!