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Our precious, loving and well-loved puppy Sally Rose had to be euthanized Sunday Oct. 30 after she was viciously attacked by a free-roaming big dog about 9 am. on the public sidewalk on the south side of San Ildefonso between Camino Durasnilla and Camino Uva.
Ann was walking Sally on a short regular leash (NOT a retractable version) with Sally on the sidewalk doing nothing but walking and sniffing the ground when a very big dog lunged out of the bushes by the sidewalk and grabbed Sally, trying to pull her into the bushes, thrashing her, obviously intent from the onset on killing her.
Ann did all she could to drive the dog away, screaming and holding Sally while several cars drove by without ANYONE stopping to help. When Ann did get Sally out of the dog’s jaws it repeatedly jumped at our puppy, biting her and pulling her out of Ann’s arms three times.
I got there within minutes of getting a cell call from Ann and we rushed Sally, at illegal speeds, to the only emergency vet available on Sunday - in Santa Fe.
She was alive when we got there, but her injuries were too grave to survive. Three witnesses identified the dog as most likely a boxer mix (tan/rust).
If you see or know of such a dog within roaming distance of North Mesa, please call Animal Control at 662-8222. Maybe your pet or child can be spared the pain and anguish inflicted on our puppy and family.
Ken and Ann Stroh