jasper after the attack, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ogTFWstX0

dog attack at daycare in Springfield

I think it is relevant to mention that the "employee?" was a young boy and that he was not in the room at the time of the attack.

It is also important to mention that the attack was led by 3 pitbulls, a breed known for dog on dog aggression and that a daycare has a responsibility to its clients and should not take any breeds that are known for this type of aggression.

Dog on dog aggression is very different than aggression toward humans, so no matter how socialized the pet, the characteristics of its breed need to be considered by this type of facility.

Lastly, I am sure the dog's owner would appreciate any donations toward his care.

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michelle says ... on Sunday, May 11 at 2:53 PM

Is Jasper okay?

mish says ... on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 6:59 PM

they don't perform well.

mish says ... on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 6:58 PM

shelters aren't any more full w/ pit bulls than they are labs or mixed breeds. there are some shelters that have a higher concentration of pit bulls b/c they are in areas that have a problem w/ fighting rings - idiotic morons just let them loose if

mishasma says ... on Monday, Jul 27 at 1:37 PM

Was the owner of the pit bulls in anyway responsible for any of the costs? I know the daycare is, but I was wondering if you were compensated by anyone else.

mishasma says ... on Monday, Jul 27 at 1:36 PM

just had the same thing happen today to my mother's border collie. The daycare, whom I have taken both of my dogs to with good results, took in a pit bull and didn't realize that the dog had dug under the fence. The pit bull mangled my mother's dog

gallatea says ... on Sunday, May 3 at 11:53 AM

This isn't about pitbulls, this is about grouping 13 dogs of inappropriate temperament with little to no supervision. I have seen nice pitbulls, so I believe you, but the shelters wouldn't be more than half full with them if they were so great.

savannah says ... on Monday, Dec 15 at 10:05 AM

i just want you to know that just because of one inncident because of a bad owner doesnt mean anything my dog has never growled at me or my little siblings or any human so it just depends on how they are raised and how the owner treats them.

savannah says ... on Monday, Dec 15 at 10:03 AM

that it has to ruin it for all the other dogs not to deserve a good home from what they hear. well i have a pitbull and she is the most loving thing on this earth when i cry she is right there to make me laugh or pick up my tears when they fall well.

savannah says ... on Monday, Dec 15 at 10:01 AM

dear gallatea, and bob I know that you may think that pitbulls are bad dogs but they really arent they are loving dogs that are probably one of the most loving animals that i have ever met and just because one pitbull attacks doesnt mean...

michelle says ... on Friday, Aug 29 at 6:23 PM

What happen to the pits and other dogs? I hope your sweet boy is doing better!!

gallatea says ... on Wednesday, May 21 at 10:13 PM

The daycare is still in business. He was recently advertising in Craig's list for extra help. A few months after the incident and after I did hire a lawyer, a specialist in animal law practice, he did come up with partial payment of the vet bills.

OR from HI says ... on Monday, May 12 at 6:27 PM

So sorry for your dog, it's terrible that the owner is so irresponsible, I hope his day care goes under. He's lucky you haven't sued him for the medical expenses and mental trauma.

gallatea says ... on Saturday, Feb 2 at 3:00 PM

I would also like to add that vet care in the Springfield ER clinic requires cash/credit up front before they even administer services or they will not touch your dog. That is something to keep in mind as a dog owner.

Jane Snar says ... on Saturday, Feb 2 at 2:58 PM

I have not received any compensation whatsoever from the owner of the daycare despite his promise to pay the vet bills multiple times, once even on Fox network TV. It's been 5 weeks now.

NLTX says ... on Saturday, Jan 26 at 4:02 PM

So happy Jasper is doing well. Thank God you love him. Have you received any compensation from that doggy daycare? Do you still owe the veterinarian for services? If so, please let me know who the vet is. God bless you and Jasper.

gallatea says ... on Thursday, Jan 17 at 11:44 AM

I have nothing against doggy daycares, just ones that have a lack of supervision or poorly trained employees. It's definitely not an easy thing to run! And I admire the ones who do it well.

Michelle says ... on Monday, Jan 14 at 5:46 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about what happened to your dear friend Jasper. I own a Dog and Cat Broading kennel in Elmira Or and was thinking about adding doggy day care, but now I may have to rethink that idea. We hope he is recovering well.

Fiona says ... on Saturday, Jan 12 at 5:39 AM

You sound like a wonderfully caring owner and I'm sure with help, perhaps from behaviourist, your dog will recover from his mental trauma as well as the physical scars. I do hope, also that you receive compensation from the doggy day care owners

gallatea says ... on Saturday, Jan 12 at 12:33 AM

Wanted to add a link of progress pics of Jasper. http://web.mac.com/j_a_n_e/iWeb/Site/Jasper%27s%20Photos.html

karen says ... on Thursday, Jan 10 at 11:10 PM

my sister owned pits and she was very responsible with her dogs in my view no one should be aloud to have one with proper permits and take course's in how to care for one properly and then if you need daycare there should be a proper place fro that

karen says ... on Thursday, Jan 10 at 10:50 PM

hi i have two small purebred dogs of my own i would never leave my dogs anwhere when i notice pitbulls are kept. my dogs are a part of the famil and i treat them the same as i do my kids they are cherisd mt sister had pits and was a rresponsible pit

gallatea says ... on Thursday, Jan 10 at 11:31 AM

As I was saying - they've been bred for a purpose. I have a few friends who have pits and both have had them attack humans or other animals - 99% of the time, they are great, but in that 1% split second, the trigger can go off.

Joan says ... on Sunday, Jan 6 at 3:52 PM

I read this story and was heartbroken. I own a dog day care in Corvallis, OR. and although I own a pitbull, she or any other pitbulls aren't allowed in the facility due to their innate genetic makeup of aggression towards other animals. So sorry.

gallatea says ... on Friday, Jan 4 at 11:22 PM

I'm glad your dog wasn't there. Alledgedly 2-3 other dogs that were boarding that day also had 1-3 puncture wounds from being in the fight. Jasper does have the 12 torn rip bites that could be indicative of a pitbull attack, but I wasn't there.

Connie Iler says ... on Friday, Jan 4 at 2:45 PM

I was sick to read of the attack on Jasper and am anxious to know how he's doing. He is in my thoughts constantly and I wish him a speedy recovery.

Candy Goodness says ... on Friday, Jan 4 at 1:23 PM

I am SO saddened to hear about what happened to your poor Jasper. My heart goes out to you both. My ex-husband wrote to you earlier wondering if my lab-pit mix was there at that time...I would like to respond that no, he was not.

gallatea says ... on Thursday, Jan 3 at 5:32 PM

I would also like to add that although I was offered financial help from LOTP, it has not transpired yet in any form. His care has cost over $5000 so far, but he's doing good and home now. He has so many bites you can't count them.

gallatea says ... on Thursday, Jan 3 at 3:51 PM

Dear Bob - the incident happened last Friday, Dec 28th in the afternoon, so I don't know if your dog was there. All I know is everytime I go, there are 3-4 pits. I am the owner of Jasper. I don't think I will ever know the full truth.

Bob Goodness says ... on Thursday, Jan 3 at 12:56 PM

My ex-wife got my 11 year old son a white 1 yr old male pitbull, against my direct orders not to - she sometimes boards it at LOTP. Was one of the attacking dogs a white male pitbull ? A very worried father needs to know.

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