Reader Melissa Curry tells us that, last Wednesday, she took her nine pound Pomeranian, Munchie, to Clark Pet.com (photo) on leash. While in the store, Munchie was attacked by a forty pound pit bull-rat terrier mix named Pandora, and sustained deep puncture wounds, two of which required extensive stitching. According to Ms. Curry, Munchie did nothing to provoke the attack and Pandora, who was off-leash, gave no warning. Pandora belongs to pet adoption and rescue agency A Tail at a Time and, at the time of the attack, was under charge of the agency’s co-founder, Kathleen Goward. Ms. Goward later apologized for the attack, and A Tail has agreed to pay Munchie’s vet bills. Ms. Goward also said Pandora had not previously attacked another dog. Ms. Curry was concerned that Pandora was still being shown on the Petfinder website as adoptable, but a check today shows she is not on A Tail’s page on that site any more, nor is she on the list of adoptables on A Tail’s own website. A Tail seems oriented toward cats, showing 22 adoptable felines and only two dogs, both female pit bull mixes.
Your correspondent visited Clark Pet this afternoon and asked the employee present if he knew anything about this incident. He said he did not.