Update on Chihuahua attacked in Westwood

Unless you are following the heated pit-bull debate on the comment thread for our followup on last Tuesday’s officer-shoots-pit-bulls incident in Westwood, you will miss this, so we’re reposting this note from the man who was walking his Chihuahua when those dogs attacked:

dear wsb.com readers, I am the person who along with my little dog was attacked tuesday evening. I like the officer who was forced to shoot felt that I and my 7lb. dog were in real danger. To those who wished to donate for help with vet bills the good news is that my little Rosie, while sore had no bad injuries. (I still can’t believe that I prevailed in that battle.) perhaps those who still wish to help could help a family license a pet so some child in a family going through tough times won’t be forced to lose a beloved animal. That kind of karma can move a long ways forward.

Thanks dwr&Rosie

We are now sending a note to “dwr” to ask how HE is doing.

8 Replies to "Update on Chihuahua attacked in Westwood"

  • Jeannie March 2, 2008 (10:11 pm)

    Glad to hear Rosie is OK – but how traumatizing!

  • FormerActivist March 2, 2008 (11:31 pm)

    Thank goodness officers were there, and able to respond quickly and appropriately to the situation.

    Sadly, in a wide variety of situations, officers are not immediately available as the old saying “when seconds count, responding in minutes” illustrates.

    I suggest each of us, recognizing the risks in the world around us, are best served by a long cold look while we’re safe and warm in an armchair at “what would we do” if faced with a situation where we, our families, or our pets are at serious risk.

    We are blessed with a wide variety of resources available in our community that, depending on our ethos and inclination, may prove useful in avoiding or ending crisis situations.

  • ALS March 3, 2008 (10:34 am)

    Thank goodness Rosie is okay! My dog was attacked by another dog as a puppy (needed stitches and antibiotics – poor thing!), and to this day she is still a little timid around new dogs. It’s really sad. I’m not sure hold old Rosie is, but if she’s a puppy I would highly suggest exposing her to nice dogs so she doesn’t develop any fear and/or fear aggression.

  • Lachlan March 3, 2008 (1:44 pm)

    So glad Rosie & owner survived with their sense of good works and karma intact. What a close call. I hope they throw the book at the idiot owner of the two pits.

  • Paige March 3, 2008 (5:23 pm)

    although it is horrible that you and your dog were attacked! do you not feel some sort of remorse that the other dog had to die?? shouldn’t donations if any should go toward the pit that survived to get him to a good home and out of the situation that he was in??

  • angelescrest March 3, 2008 (5:45 pm)

    how could you even ask that of these kind and forgiving person?

  • angelescrest March 3, 2008 (5:46 pm)


  • Alkiwoman March 3, 2008 (10:18 pm)

    Blessings and a huge thank you to Rosie and Rosie’s “human.” The kind of grace you express in your post is so uplifting. I will indeed look for an opportunity to help a family license a beloved pet. The kind of forgiveness and hope you share makes us all better people.

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