‘Save Bella’ Facebook Page Created For Surviving Pit Bull From Burien Attack
A Facebook Page entitled “Save Bella” has been created to help raise funds for the family of the lone surviving pit bull involved in last Thursday’s attack on two women in the 15800 block of Maplewild Ave SW (read our previous coverage here).
“This is for Bella and rest his soul Tyson,” reads a statement on the Facebook Page. “Two family loving Pitt (sic) Bulls!”
The statement adds:
“The owners are having some financial expenses as they have to pay for the cremation of Tyson (the killed dog) and a lawyer for him.”
“This family has been violated and there home broke into and the police would not take a report because they were so focused on the pit bulls.”
The dog’s owners are apparently seeking donations to help cover the cost of treating Bella, hiring a lawyer and paying for quarantine and other possible expenses.
‘Bella’ was recovered, limping and injured with a Taser dart still in her skin on Sunday night, July 10th, and is currently under quarantine with Burien CARES Animal Control. She will apparently be released back to her owners sometime next week.
According to various reports, the dogs escaped their home after a door was broken down in what may have been an attempted burglary. The pit bulls, possibly frightened, ran loose and first bit an unidentified woman pushing a stroller (with a child inside) on Maplewild, then some 30-minutes later bit former Mayor Sally Nelson’s right leg as she was walking up her driveway. The deceased pit bull, named Tyson, was shot by a Burien police officer after it was pulled off the leg of the former mayor, a neighbor of the dogs’ owners on Thursday, July 7th.
This issue has garnered a tremendous number of Comments on both the blog and our Facebook Page, and we have tried numerous times to contact the pit bull owners to get their side of the story, to no avail. If you’re one of the owners, or know them, please have them email [email protected] or call our office at (206) 248-2565 – we’d love to get their angle and publish a followup story about their pets and this incident.
Here’s the full statement from the Facebook Page:
“We are asking for donation for the family of the so called pit bull attack that happened in Burien. It has been a big headline. The owners of the pit bull can’t say much about what happened yet, but I feel as a pit bull community we need to help stand up for what is right. The owners are having some financial expenses as they have to pay for the cremation of Tyson (the killed dog) and a lawyer for him. They did say that they could care less if they got a penny but rather to stick up for the breed and to stop this from happening to any other family. They also have to pay for medicals bills for Bella. She had to have some stitches because the Tazer was stuck in her for four days. They also have to pay for quarantine and I’m sure other stuff that the state will try to stick at them. This family has been violated and there home broke into and the police would not take a report because they were so focused on the pit bulls. This family worked with missing pet partnership to help locate the dog. The owners seemed to be looking for the dog more than the pound. If you would like to leave a donation please email [email protected]. Many thanks to all the pit bull supporters that see past the media and to all the people that volunteered and went out on foot day by day night by night that brought her home.”
You can “Like” the “Save Bella” Facebook Page here.