A pet dog has died soon after a vicious assault by a pit bull on the Historic Side of The Villages.
Casper was a three-yr-previous, 16-pound Coton DeTulear, who lived with with Robert and Darlene Stone in the Village of Silver Lake. They moved right here in 2012 from Massachusetts. They bought Casper when he was a pet.
Robert Stone said his stepdaughter had arrived a working day previously from Canada when she volunteered early Monday afternoon to walk Casper together with her 11-pound, 18-thirty day period-aged Shih Tzu. She was going for walks each canines at about 12:45 p.m. in the vicinity of the corner of Jason Drive and Shay Boulevard when the pit bull broke no cost and came at the pet dogs.
“She was frozen,” Stone reported of his stepdaughter, who is leasing a property on St. Andrews Boulevard, also on the Historic Aspect of The Villages.
A Villager, whose daughter arrived to live with him and brought alongside the pit bull, ran and tried to crack up the fracas. When Casper was freed, the terrified canine took off working.
A Villager in a golfing cart saw the commotion and utilized her golfing cart to block Casper’s path. She observed the extent of his injuries and wrapped him in a towel. She rode with Stone in a car to the Banfield Animal Healthcare facility at PetSmart. Viewing the critical nature of the dog’s injuries, the veterinarian suggested dashing the puppy to an unexpected emergency animal clinic with highly developed care in Ocala. Once there, the Ocala veterinarian explained the only hope was the University of Florida animal hospital in Gainesville, even now a long shot.
Stone manufactured the tough determination to conclusion Casper’s discomfort and experienced him euthanized.
He and his spouse are shocked and saddened.
“There will be no Christmas in this house,” he reported.
In the meantime, his stepdaughter is acquiring a tough time. Her pet dog was fairly unharmed as the pit bull concentrated its attack on Casper. But it took an emotional toll on her.
“Needless to say she’s a wreck. She’s distraught,” Stone stated.
If there is a silver lining, it is the folks and neighbors who have reached out at this extremely sad time.
Robert and Darlene Stone frequently walked Casper in the Paradise space and, of training course, realized all of the other dogs and their owners. There has been an outpouring of aid from the other canine walkers.
1 of the fellow canine walkers showed up at the Stones’ property with a sympathy card.
In addition to the girl in the golfing cart, some others stepped up to assistance on that horrible working day when Casper was attacked.
“There are so quite a few great valuable people today in our local community,” Stone claimed.