Sunday, May 22, 2016

VANCOUVER WA - DIANE SEVERSON WAS WALKING HER 2 SMALL POMS NEAR HER HOME WHEN A GERMAN SHEPHERD RAN UP AND KNOCKED HER DOWN BREAKING HER HIP, BIT HER AND RAN OFF WITH ONE OF HER PETS IN ITS MOUTH

The dog attacked. Diane Severson has the bite marks and broken bones to show for it.
Witnesses saw the big dog run off with one of her little dogs in its mouth.
The dog who attacked ran back to where it lived. No one's denying that.
But no one wants to say who owns the GERMAN SHEPHERD that knocked Severson to the ground as she walked her two Pomeranians near her home in Northeast Vancouver on Wednesday.
"The next thing I know I see this dog running towards us, and my dogs had little harnesses on so I yanked them up in the air. I thought if I had them up, it would go away. And it didn't," said Severson from her hospital bed.
She broke her hip in the fall.
She got a chunk taken out of her calf when she tried to fend off the shepherd.
"It grabbed the littlest one in its mouth and ran. And it bit me because I tried to protect my dogs. And I didn't succeed very well. I felt so defenseless. I couldn't move because I knew my hip was broken."
Mike Cortney heard Severson screaming, and saw the shepherd run off with the dog in its mouth.
"It was shaking it like it was a little chew toy," said Cortney.
Not realizing how badly Severson was hurt, he followed the big dog down the street to rescue the little dog.
He was shocked when he caught up with the shepherd.
"He came up to me and I put my hand down and he sniffed it and I petted him. And he just had that happy dog look on him," said Cortney.
The shepherd went to where its been living.
A man at the house told a KATU crew that the owner didn't live there, that someone had been taking care of the dog, but would not say where the dog's owner lived.
That's something Clark County Animal Control may already know, but can't release because the investigation is still going on.
The dog has been quarantined for 10 days while Animal Control checks for rabies and other behavior issues.
Severson and her dogs, Sassy and Sasha, are expected to get well, but Severson is clear about what she thinks needs to happen next.
"I love animals, but I think it should be destroyed. Because this could happen again. Maybe to one of the little kids who play around here. And it might not go as well as it did for me."

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