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Dianne Ly
- 814 days ago -
On Thursday night, a pit bull named "Blondie," chewed off her tail. The horrible damage took place while Blondie's foster family slept. When they woke up, they witnessed Blondie's painful, disfiguring injury.

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Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 12:25 am
Blondie's foster, Sloane Quealy-Miner, is desperately trying to raise the $400 needed by Monday - the date that Blondie is scheduled for surgery.

Anyone interested in helping can call the veterinary clinic directly at: 718-474-0500. Donors need to mention both Sloane Quealy-Miner and the foster dog, Blondie's, name.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 12:26 am
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Natasha Salgado (619)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:08 am
I hope the funds are raised. Thanks for circulating this Dianne.

Danuta Watola (1244)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:27 am

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:38 pm
I just cannot help but wonder if there is more to this story than what they are saying.Why would a normal dog do this?

iveta cer (62)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:05 pm
Poor Blondie , she must be in big pain :(

Suheyla C. (233)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:51 pm

Poo my love
Thank you Dianne

Shawna S. (44)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 8:39 pm
Best wishes for Blondie. Thanks Dianne :")

Suzanne L. (132)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 9:16 pm
TY Dianne. Like you I am wondering what the missing pieces are here. I've never heard of a dog just chewing off his/her tail before. I've heard of animals being trapped and chewing off a limb to escape but never this. Also, why is the foster family looking for money when the vet is going to work gratis?

Billie C. (2)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 10:24 pm
why would this dog do this? there is something else going on.

Summerannie M. (53)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:09 pm
sounds like the dog has other problems or where she is living to do this to herself. In frustration and feeling helpless. Is there more to this story than we are reading? A vet usually will help and a vet will also allow people to pay off the fee like mine does. i feel sorry for Blondie b/c she looks a beautiful dog. May she find peace and help she needs asap.

Maureen C. (4)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:17 pm
If you read the comments below the article, the foster mom says that Blondie had an injury to her tail already that had been treated: it probably was sore, or got itchy as it healed, which is why she chewed.

Even if the vet donates his services, he still has to pay for anesthetic drugs and other medications, and surgical supplies, and clinic staff for assistance and after-care: it's a lot to ask that he pays those costs, too.

Commenters were wondering why the rescue organization wouldn't pay for the surgery, though.

Robert O. (12)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:11 am
Thank you Dianne.

Giana Peranio-Paz (413)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:37 am
I think that if she is a rescue dog we can never know what she went through as a puppy, which could leave her scarred for life and neurotic as well. Self inflicted injuries are also done by neurotic humans.

Susan Griffiths (25)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:08 am
I agree with Dianne Lynn. I feel there is more to this story. Why would a dog chew off its tail? What sort of a home is this dog living in. And are these people still waiting for this dog to have vetinary care? I hope not. I would sell the gold in my teethi iof necessary to get my pet's injuries dealth with immediately. I would NOT wait first to get the money!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:19 am
Noted , thanks Dianne .

Nimue P. (307)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:44 am
Sounds a bit fishy.

Fi T. (18)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:58 am
Please help

Anna Undebeck (223)
Monday March 4, 2013, 6:30 am
Oh my..... :(
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