On the explicit condition of anonymity, an insider to the Alex bite situation has released the foster home’s own play by play recount of the events leading up to the attack which has put this rescued German shepherd’s life in danger.
Many people following this situation have commented that the story being shared seems to ebb and flow like the tide – changing by the day, sometimes by the hour.
This email (received late last night) is the only “firsthand” information which has been provided to me.
According to the source, this is the email which was sent out by the foster handler to the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue volunteers:
“Thought I would update everyone on Alex, Picked him up Friday at the vets. He had been bathed, shots and neutered. Rode well in the car home. Walked with Sugar and Tanner as soon as we arrived. Fed him 3 times a day chicken and rice with kibble. Would gulp it from the bowl so I hand fed him, took it gently. Friday night went well, slept in crate calmly. Saturday morning went to Quiet Waters dog park. Marie Hubrick meets there with her pack every weekend. Wanted to see how he reacted to other dogs, he did not seem to like my male Tanner. He tried to hump everyone. Marie”s male GSD rolled him, and her pit snapped him off, he was fine with both. Off lead the whole time. Would stay by gate, Marie said a lot of rescues do that looking for their old owner. Walked daily with my pack Sugar and Tanner. Slept well in crate Saturday. Sunday morning 6am I was outside with all dogs going potty. Alex had his prong and a 20 ft lead because he seemed to not like Tanner. He had had a prong on since I picked him up on Friday. I was still in PJ”s when,for the first time, Alex went up at Tanner and Tanner went up to meet him. Alex came off with a snap of the prong and a strong no. Being the dominate dog handler that I am, I attempted to get Alex to go down. He yelped, from the prong. (I was very calm in my urging him down) I knew I had made a big mistake. Within seconds he bit me, I grabbed him by the neck to stop the bite and down we went , with me sitting on him. He gave up instantly. My dogs were waiting by the gate. I have 18 stitches, and a whole new outlook on prongs and the powerful dogs we bring in. We are waiting for Animal Control to decide his fate.”
Those following this ever-changing story were provided with a statement by one of the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue volunteers yesterday. The complete email received from that volunteer can be found at this link.
It should be noted, the emailed “official” statement which was published yesterday is from one of the volunteers who is not in favor of appealing the county animal control’s decision to euthanize Alex.
There are other members of the rescue organization who are passionately fighting to save Alex’s life.
Stay up to date with this ongoing battle for Alex’s life at the Facebook page “Save Alex the German Shepherd Dog”.
Today is reported to be the last day that the rescue can appeal the county’s decision to put down Alex.
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