Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TORONTO CANADA - A GERMAN SHEPHERD ATTACKED A MINIATURE PINSCHER MIX WHILE AT THE PARK WITH ITS OWNER LEAVING THE LITTLE DOG WITH EXTENSIVE INJURIES


A veterinarian is offering to treat a man’s pet for free after he was attacked by another dog over the weekend in Scarborough.
“Just grateful that he’s going to get some good treatment now,” said owner Keith Lewis, about his five-year-old miniature Pinscher mix, Eugene.
While out at a park near Midland Avenue and Kingston Road Sunday night, Lewis said a GERMAN SHEPHERD  came running and picked up his 16-pound dog.
“The German Shepherd started whipping him around like he was a chew toy. And he ripped up all his back,” Lewis told CTV News Toronto.
The other dog’s owner told Lewis she would cover the vet bills, but then changed her mind.

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“The owner of the dog said it was her fault and she was going to take me to the vet and pay all the bills and she dropped me off at the vet and she didn't pay,” he said.
The incident was reported to animal services, however, Lewis was still unable to cover the cost of treating Eugene’s puncture wounds.
The cost of treatment from multiple vet clinics was expected to be between $2,000 and $3,000.
On Monday, after hearing his story, strangers stepped up and offered to pay the bills.
“I appreciate it,” Lewis told CP24. “I don’t know any of these people.”
A short time later, Dr. Clayton Greenway, a veterinarian at the West Hill Animal Clinic in the Port Union area, said he would treat Eugene for free.
“We’re seeing this more and more,” Dr. Clayton Greenway said. “That’s why we’re focusing on leash laws.”
The West Hill clinic offers care to animals in need with help from the Oscar fund, Greenway said. Clients and employees raise money for it and Eugene will now receive the proper treatment.
“For what Eugene needs, were going to be able to cover that, clean up his wounds,” Greenway said, and make sure he has no internal injuries.
After an animal is attacked, Greenway said a dog can suffer trauma, like spinal injuries and broken bones. Eugene will get blood work and X-rays done and then get the right medication.
“Thank you very much to everyone who called in,” Lewis said.

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