We have a 6' wood fence. Somehow, our dog Midnight (1 year old Chihuahua) managed to get a "finger" on his left paw through the fence. The neighbor's German Shepherd grasped the finger and pulled our dog's arm through the fence and bit most of it off. The arm bitten had to be amputated up to the shoulder.
~My daughter, traumatized by hearing the attack and seeing our dog after the attack has not slept in days. I haven't slept either and cannot function because I keep reliving the experience. When my dog approached the fence I tried to grab him (I NEVER leave the dogs out in yard alone and always grab our dogs when I realize that neighbor's dog is out and bring them in the house). I am grateful that our dog is alive.
(Edited to remove some anti-large-dog sentiment. Midnight's family has experienced a tragedy and the anger, fear and hurt behind these words is very understandable, but here on Dogster we love dogs, all dogs, and do not support hate speech against certain kinds of dog. Let's please keep the focus of this thread on our hopes for healing for Midnight and family. Thanks! ~Forums Moderator)