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17 March 2010 @ 10:13 am
Help Ozzie the Boston!  
Poor little Ozzie the Boston terrier was viciously attacked by a Pitbull being walked past his yard on February 25th. Although the attack lasted 3 minutes, the damage is extensive. Ozzie has had to go through several surgeries, and Ozzie's owner Paige needs assistance paying for his medical bills.

The local news covered the story here:

Paige has created a facebook page to help spread awareness of Ozzie's needs:

I'm sure any dog owner would be devastated if this were to happen to their beloved pup...Please donate if you can. After seeing the photos of Ozzie's injuries, I couldn't NOT do anything. I have donated and I'm hoping to donate more since I can't even fathom how much this is costing Paige (monetarily, physically, and emotionally).

Again, PLEASE donate if you can and spread this on to other people to help. What goes around comes around!! Here's the chipin page where you can securely
donate via paypal:

miserable, arrogant old bat: pricelesscottonmanifesto on March 17th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
i own two pit bulls and would be absolutely horrified if either of them caused this degree of damage to another dog.

reminder to all: ANY dog can bite.
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 17th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
I know. Any dog, big or small, can cause damage or injury. I'm a firm believer that a dog is a reflection of how they are raised!

Pitbulls get such a bad rap, it's really not fair. A majority (at least a majority of the ones i've met) are totally sweet cuddle bugs.
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
Any Dog Can Bite
I agree!!! This is Paige, Ozzie's mom and he plays with a couple of other Pits and we have NOTHING against Pits. I was actually hoping they would not say what kind of dog attacked him in the news story. Its the owner who is responsible for how a dog behaves and acts.

Thank you everyone SO much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers as well as contributing towards his bills, we both REALLY appreciate it!

3 surgeries later Ozzie is acting like his normal self again and is actually excited to meet other dogs on the street, we're taking that slow since he still has some stitches we don't want to tear!!!

Thanks again,

Paige and Ozzie
Nancie: Personal - Banjoeicnan on March 17th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Done. I hope the pitbull owner comes through and covers the medical bills. It's the right thing to do.
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 17th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
I certainly hope so as well. Thank you for donating to help this little guy!!!
madison maykeepclose on March 17th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
My boston was attacked my all 3 of my dad's pit bulls and it was the most horrifying thing I've ever been through. I will surely help in any way I can!
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 17th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so, so, sorry to hear about your boston...Thank you for helping to contribute to Ozzie's recovery. I'm sure both Paige & Ozzie will greatly appreciate your help, compassion, and empathy.
Violet Foxx: penny pup2violet_foxx on March 17th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
omg poor Ozzie! :'(
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 17th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
I know, hearbreaking, isn't it? Please donate and/or pass on the word to spread awareness about him to help Paige pay for his medical bills.
Defying Gravity: Tuffystarlit12 on March 17th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Poor baby.
Jessi: origin of lovemissbadexample on March 17th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
I'm unemployed and broke, but my sister is currently paying me to keep her dog while her in-laws are in town. I just donated. It's not much, but I hope that it will help.

edit: didn't mean to post before. sorry.

Edited at 2010-03-17 09:52 pm (UTC)
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 18th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! I'm sure Paige greatly appreciates it, and Ozzie will definitely appreciate it. Seriously good Karma on your behalf!!
M to the J: Casey Jonesmessyjessy on March 18th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Casey Jones sent a little something to help Ozzie.

Poor poor baby.
lonelypinkroselonelypinkrose on March 18th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Wilbur sent a small donation too.
My heart just aches for poor Ozzie!
Genevieve: hogwartsalwaysgenevieve on March 18th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
this made me cry. I love pits and i love bostons.... how did the pit bull get in the yard he was in?

I know she needs money to cover his vet bills RIGHT now... but i am sure the pit bull owner is going to be paying for all of this. She is taking her to court.
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 18th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
She's taking her to court? How did you find that out? Also, in cases like this don't they put the dog that instigated the attack to sleep?
Genevieve: clementine prettyalwaysgenevieve on March 18th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
it says so right in the news video!
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 18th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh! I didn't watch the video since I do most of my computer stuff at work (we're not supposed to stream media).
Genevieve: lulu angelalwaysgenevieve on March 18th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
i think the dog will be quarantined... then they decide if it's "fit to be in public." They might just order her to pay the vet bills and have a muzzle on the dog etc.
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Ozzie's Medical Bills
I am *hopeful* that I will be reinbursed, I am taking her to court; however, she is said to be unemployed and I have been told not to hold my breath. Court will at the very least make the dog have to wear a muzzle in the future. IF she is able to reinburse me, I will be donating this to another charity to help other dogs in need!!!

Paige and Ozzie
C.a.t.h.i.e_simplyinlove on March 19th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
we just had 2 pit bulls in the cincinnati area attack a boxer...it was so sad. the poor boxer is scared of it's shadow now, but at least the 2 owners are paying all of the vet bills. I hope this little guy gets better soon
modernsoulmodernsoul on March 21st, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I get paid Wednesday and will definitely help out. I also put Ozzie's facebook and news story link on my FB page.
just another daynympha on March 21st, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
So sad!! I just reposted on my FB and donated what I could. Boston's are troopers!
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 21st, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad the word is spreading.
Claire Hummel: sparky :: snortshoomlah on March 23rd, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Just sent a contribution! I've had pups fall victim to attacks before, and it's such a harrowing experience- it must be crazy hard right now, but it's great to know that he's on the mend and still as cute as ever.

love and puppy hugs,