RATTLE SNAKES CAN KILL YOUR DOG
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN RUNNING YOUR DOG IN FIELDS
This letter came in to us from the dock dog divers club and I thought it was worth passing on to our readers:
I just received this e-mail from a friend, this happened in Lee County FL. Please read and be on the watch for snakes, it could save a life. Our thoughts go out to this family.
|Wanted to warn you all. A friend from Obedience Club lost her dog to a rattler. Please be careful.
Subject: Striper died last night of an eastern diamond back rattler snakebite
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2011, 9:37 AM
My heart is broken. He was bitten at the North Cape Flats preserve on Thursday in the late afternoon. He received two vials of anti-venom and a blood transfusion, but it was too big of a snake and he probably took two strikes. He fought for his life. I was with him at the end and he knew I was there. He could see me out of the one eye he had left. The snake bit him on the face.
I did not know this was snake breeding season and the snakes are more active than normal. I wanted everyone to know because many dog club members track in that area.
He was the best companion a person could ever hope for, loyal, smart, obedient and plenty of personality. He gave me a reason to get up everyday when I was going through chemo. I knew I had to walk the dog. I calculated out our miles during his lifetime and it was over 6500 miles that we walked together.