Cat Saves Dog from Dog Attack

Sammy the cat might fight with Izzy the dog all the time, but Sammy will fight for Izzy anytime.  That’s what happened recently when a bigger dog attacked tiny terrier Izzy.

The bigger dog assaulted Izzy and got a hold of her in its mouth.  Izzy’s stomach was punctured by its teeth, and worse injuries were likely to come.  Just in time, Sammy came to the defense of his canine sibling.

Sammy puffed himself up and distracted the bigger dog.  It dropped Izzy, who was snatched up by her owners and rushed to a vet.

“The big dog saw the cat, dropped Izzy, took off after the cat. The family was able to pick up Izzy to bring her in here,” said veterinarian Kittsen McCumber.  “The cat got away safely up a tree and literally saved this dog’s life.  The family said what’s ironic is that Izzy chases that cat all the time, and the kitty must have felt a loyalty to Izzy and raced over there and squared off with the bigger dog.”

Izzy suffered extensive damage, but is expected to make a full recovery.

 

 

 




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    April 19, 2013 6:35 pmPosted 1 year ago
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      April 19, 2013 7:15 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Blame the owner, not the breed. My daughter has an 80 pit bull, and he would no more attack her 10 pound chihuahua mix than he would attack her. Pit bulls get a rotten reputation due to the criminals who train them to be vicious. It is not in their nature to be so. Buster is a big, loving sweetie.

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        April 19, 2013 8:10 pmPosted 1 year ago
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          April 19, 2013 8:59 pmPosted 1 year ago
          Meagan Ashley Thomas

          “The dog was bred first to bait bulls and bears. When baiting bulls was deemed inhumane, ratting (a sport where a number of rats were placed in a pit for a specified time with the dog) and dog fighting became more popular. The APBT was used in both sports, and its prevalence in being put in pits with rats, or other dogs led to “pit” being added to its name. With time, the dogs became more commonly domesticated due to their loyalty, loving and gentle nature with their owners. In America, farmers and ranchers used their APBTs for protection, as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, and to drive livestock. The dog was used during World War I and World War II as a way of delivering messages on the battlefield.”

          So, I’m sorry Sandy? How is the answer to “What were they bred to do?” prove Anon’s statement wrong? While pondering the answer to MY question, maybe you should educate yourself on a topic you, clearly, know nothing about.

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    April 19, 2013 6:55 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Way to go Sammy.

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    April 19, 2013 7:42 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Kasey

    Sandy if you’re going to stereo-type do it some where else! Your comment has no place here. There’s no reason or evidence that suggests a pitbull is to blame. As one other person here stated ” blame the owner not the breed!” Dogs are trained to act the way that they do. In the past other breeds had bad raps as well due to irresponsible ownership. Rottweilers, German Shepards, and Dobermans. Before you judge me by saying that I’m saying this because I’m a pitbull owner you can stop yourself right there because I am not! I have two small terrier mixes but I am an animal lover, meaning all animals!

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    April 19, 2013 7:58 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Beth

    Typical ignorance, laying blame on someone/something when you weren’t even there to witness the FACTS, Sandy.

    People need to get past this unfounded, blanketed hatred of Pitbulls. How ’bout we start with you?

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    April 19, 2013 8:09 pmPosted 1 year ago
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      April 19, 2013 9:02 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Meagan Ashley Thomas

      Again: “The dog was bred first to bait bulls and bears. When baiting bulls was deemed inhumane, ratting (a sport where a number of rats were placed in a pit for a specified time with the dog) and dog fighting became more popular. The APBT was used in both sports, and its prevalence in being put in pits with rats, or other dogs led to “pit” being added to its name. With time, the dogs became more commonly domesticated due to their loyalty, loving and gentle nature with their owners. In America, farmers and ranchers used their APBTs for protection, as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, and to drive livestock. The dog was used during World War I and World War II as a way of delivering messages on the battlefield.”

      So, I’m sorry you’re so uneducated, Sandy. Perhaps you should read a book called “The Pit Bull Placebo”. It’s free and online so you really have no excuse other than you’d like to live your life in ignorance.

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        April 19, 2013 9:18 pmPosted 1 year ago
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          April 19, 2013 9:54 pmPosted 1 year ago
          Meagan Ashley Thomas

          You claimed they were bred to fight other dogs. They were actually originally bred to bait bears. So you are wrong. THANK YOU for continuing to amuse me with your uneducated fantasy world. :)

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            April 20, 2013 2:38 pmPosted 1 year ago
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      April 19, 2013 9:05 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      For most of the 114 years since the American pitbull terrier was first recognized by the United Kennel Club, the breed was rightly seen as the perfect “nanny dog” for children because of its friendly nature, loyalty and stability. As the ASPCA notes, the pitbulls were “once considered especially non-aggressive to people.”

      According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association, “controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous.” The American Temperance Testing Society (ATTS) puts thousands of dogs – purebreds and spayed and neutered mixed-breeds – through their paces each year. The dogs are tested for skittishness, aggression and their ability to differentiate between threatening and non-threatening humans. Among all of the breeds ATTS tested – over 30,000 dogs through May 2011 — 83 percent passed the test. How did pitbulls do? They showed an above average temperament, with 86 percent making the grade. Pitbulls are the second most tolerant breed tested by ATTS, after only golden retreivers.

      Pitbulls do not have special “locking jaws” – that’s pure mythology. They don’t demonstrate some sort of special shaking action when they bite – all dogs display similar biting behavior. Pitbulls do not exert an unusual amount of bite-force for their size. Multiple studies have found that bite force correlates to body-weight, and tests of three breeds conducted by National Geographic found that the American pitbull terrier exerted less bite-force than German shepherds or Rottweilers.

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        April 19, 2013 9:17 pmPosted 1 year ago
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          April 20, 2013 11:57 amPosted 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Who are you and what happened to you to make you so anti-pit?
          Or perhaps you are a dog-fighter since you insist they were bred to fight?

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            April 20, 2013 2:41 pmPosted 1 year ago
            Sandy

            What made me anti pit? The videos upon videos on youtube of pitbulls attacking other dogs in public. Anywhere from rural Idaho to the middle of Manhattan. It is an epidemic. I never see videos of labs attacking other dogs… but I have seen a video of a pitbull attacking a lab…

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    April 19, 2013 9:25 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    As the owner off the little dog who was injured I would like to set the story straight. Izzy was in her own yard ( a larger country yard with three of the family doing a little gardening) the neighbor across the street let their pit bull out front, they have invisible fence, izzy bolted across the street and nosed the pit bull who was being friendly, izzy being a fairly typical chihuahua/yorkie started it and the dog grabbed her as I was jumping the ditch to try and get her Sammy flew past me and charged the dog who dropped iz and went for the cat i grabbed her and Sammy fled the scene and ran up a tree. The pit bull was not at fault and izzy was not wandering alone, it was an unfortunate event and Sammy surprised us all by saving the day. (By the way they are both. Females)

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      April 20, 2013 12:00 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you for trying to set the record straight. Unfortunately, people such as Sandy don’t want to hear the truth. It’s like talking to a fence post.

      I hope Izzy is recovering nicely and that she and Sammy have many more play fights.

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      April 20, 2013 2:36 pmPosted 1 year ago
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        April 20, 2013 8:57 pmPosted 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Sandy, I have to disagree, although Izzy and I are paying dearly for this incident, the pit bull was not the aggressor, Izzy has confronted other larger dogs and they mostly react the same, unfortunately this dog was bigger and stronger, it doesn’t make this an innately mean dog, all dogs have a instinct to protect themselves, (except maybe Izzy :/, who apparently sees herself as a much larger dog)

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          April 21, 2013 2:25 pmPosted 1 year ago
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            April 21, 2013 2:50 pmPosted 1 year ago
            Meagan Ashley Thomas

            Sandy, you have something seriously wrong with you. Any dog will chase cats. Any breed. Any gender. Any size. Also, I find it incredibly humorous that you think it’s perfectly okay for the tiny terrier to attack the Pittie first, but since the Pittie fought back, it’s because the Pit is overly aggressive… but not the tiny terrier.

            I feel really bad for you. I feel badly for any person who knows you in real life. And for any dog you have in your care. :(

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        April 21, 2013 3:43 pmPosted 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I will confess I don’t particularly like pits, but that is because I am not “into” bully breeds, in general. Some people are. ANY dog could do this. I had Belgian Sheepdog on leash at heel on a public sidewalk when somebody opened their front door and out flew a tiny little dog, probably much like Izzy. My dog, on leash, at heel, grabbed that little dog and snapped it’s neck. No bark, no growl, no muss, no fuss, the little dog was dead. Oh and no video. Don’t for a second be fooled into thinking that only pits will do this. Oh and by the way. That Belgian? Best Search and Rescue dog EVER.

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        April 21, 2013 4:15 pmPosted 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        All animals,including humans, have the instinct of fight or flight – that doesn’t make them necessarily mean or agressive. Pit bulls,like other breeds of dogs,get a bad rap because of the videos that you referred to earlier
        Sandy, and people not being educated about the breed. ANY dog can be trained to be mean or agressive-quit blaming the wrong end of the leash and educate yourself on these breeds(pits,rotties,gsd,and dobies) and while you’re at it,do a comparison of the number of reported dog bites by those breeds compared to other breeds.

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          April 21, 2013 6:11 pmPosted 1 year ago
          Sandy

          Rotts, dobermans, GSDs were bred to guard and do working activities. Pits were bred to fight other animals. Its comparing apples to oranges and you look foolish doing so.

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            April 22, 2013 11:32 amPosted 1 year ago
            Meagan Ashley Thomas

            Sandy, I’m really sorry to be the one to break it to you, but you’re the only one looking foolish here.

            I suggest you read a book called “The Pit Bull Placebo” which is free to read online at the National Canine Research Council’s website. Or, if you’re comfortable receiving mail at your local P.O. Box, I have a hard paper copy that I could mail to you so you can start being an informed and educated human being. :D

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            April 22, 2013 7:03 pmPosted 1 year ago
            Meagan Ashley Thomas

            Also, Sandy, here is a list of all the other dogs that were bred to fight other dogs… are you going to blindly hate all these breeds too??

            A
            Akita Inu
            Alano Español
            American Pit Bull Terrier
            American Staffordshire Terrier
            American Bulldog
            Argentine Dogo
            Armenian Gampr Dog

            B
            Boston Terrier
            Blue Paul Terrier (extinct)
            Bull and Terrier (extinct)
            Bull Terrier
            Bully Kutta
            Boxer

            C
            Chow Chow
            Caucasian Ovtcharka
            Central Asian Ovtcharka
            Cordoba Fighting Dog (extinct)

            D
            Dogue de Bordeaux
            Dogo Argentino
            Dogo Cubano (extinct)

            E
            English Mastiff
            English White Terrier (extinct)

            G
            Georgian Shepherd Dog
            Gull Dong
            Gull Terr
            Glen of Imaal Terrier

            K
            Kangal Dog
            Korea Jindo Dog

            L
            Lottatore Brindisino

            M
            Molossus (extinct)

            N
            Neapolitan Mastiff
            New Guinea Singing Dog

            O
            Old English Bulldog (extinct)

            P
            Perro de Presa Canario (Canarian catch dog)
            Perro de Presa Mallorquin (Ca de Bou)

            S
            Shar Pei
            Staffordshire Bull Terrier

            T
            Tibetan Mastiff
            Tosa

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            April 23, 2013 5:07 pmPosted 1 year ago
            Sandy

            The Pitbull Placebo deals with human aggression, not dog on dog aggression. So that is irrelevant.

            You admittd yourself pitbulls were bred to fight. That is my entire point, but you keep trying to get away from that.

            As for the list of dogs you gave, many of them are USED to fight not specifically BRED to fight. A chihuahua can fight, but that doesn’t mean it is any good as it.

            Now go on youtube and find me videos of golden retrievers attacking and trying to kill other dogs. BC according to you they are no different than pitbulls. Even youtube is loaded with pitbull attack videos. If you can’t do that, you fail.

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            April 28, 2013 9:51 pmPosted 1 year ago
            Meagan Ashley Thomas

            HA! Sandy, I was using YOUR words, not my own, to get through to you. And now I’ve proven you’ve got a vendetta against Pits and only Pits. You’re the one picking and choosing. NONE of the dogs were BRED to fight other dogs, but were selected afterwards. Pit Bull Terriers were bred to bait bulls and bears. Then they were picked up by rat fighters and dog fighters, this does not mean they were bred for that. Just like Bostons and Boxers. They are just as much victims as other breeds selected for dog fighting.

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            May 1, 2013 8:06 pmPosted 1 year ago
            Sandy

            No, bulldogs were bred for bull baiting. They were crossed with terriers to create the bull and terrier, which was the ancestor of the pitbull, the pit fighter.

            Now go on youtube and find me videos of golden retrievers attacking and trying to kill other dogs. BC according to you they are no different than pitbulls. Even youtube is loaded with pitbull attack videos. If you can’t do that, you fail.

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      April 23, 2013 4:34 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Lynn

      Thank you for clearing things up, dog owner! And thank you for being responsible! Most dog owners would not just come out and admit that it was their dogs fault. :)

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    April 25, 2013 12:08 pmPosted 1 year ago
    ChariD

    My 6 pound Chihuahua would have attacked Izzy as well. Dogs are pretty territorial and very protective of their humans. It all depends on the situation at hand — not the breed of the dog on either end.

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  • June 27, 2013 12:56 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Momoh

    The dogs are aggressive because of how their the dog owners treat them;if the owners are nice and pet them,you won’t find fault from them

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