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Abbotsford woman loses part of her finger trying to save poodle from pit bull attack

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WATCH: An Abbotsford woman lost part of her finger trying in vain to save her poodle from being mauled to death by a pit bull. As Geoff Hastings reports, her other dog probably prevented her injuries from being even worse – Nov 22, 2017

An Abbotsford woman lost part of her finger trying to save her miniature poodle from being mauled to death by a neighbour’s pit bull.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said her young poodle Oscar and her Rottweiler Tony were out in their yard when a dog next door attacked.

She not only lost her dog, but also a large piece of her finger.

“I look at my hand to see there’s a piece of my finger missing. I grab my fingers, scream my face off, screaming trying to run back home,” she said.

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The injuries could have been worse, she believes, if not for the Rottweiler who came to her aid.

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“He went for the little guy and I think that’s why Tony, my big dog, saw that and he tried to defend,” she said.

The owner said a proper memorial is being planned for the poodle. The Rottweiler is recovering from a serious injury.

The pit bull’s owner, Jillian Azanza, said the dog has been in the family for 14 years and had never displayed any aggression before.

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Azanza told Global News that she wanted the victim to know how “upsetting this whole thing is and I feel very horrible for them.”

The pit bull is in the pound. The dog’s fate has not been officially determined, but Azanza said “it’s highly likely he’ll be put down.”

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