Chicago, Illinois The tight knit community of Animal Welfare volunteers and trainers has gathered ranks to come to the aid of two of their own.
On August 1, 2015, friend Jillian Marie received a phone call from friend and trainer Keilah Jones to meet her at the hospital as her business partner and close friend Tasha Truong has suffered bite wound injuries. Tasha attempted to break up a fight between a pack of five, using her body to shield & block the dogs; unfortunately the tactic took a toll on her small framed body. Jillian is quoted on the Go Fund Me page she set up to help her friends as saying, "She suffered a good 20 to 30 puncture wounds (my estimate) and is paying a high price physically and emotionally."
This alone can destroy a person, when your passion is caring for, training and rescuing dogs. Unless you have worked with dogs and have seen how quickly a situation can escalate in a matter of seconds, please don't judge and even then what trainer, groomer, shelter volunteer, or veterinarian hasn't witnessed a dog fight. Tasha acted on instinct, which is to save the dogs from harming one another; it's in her nature to protect those she loves. Tasha doesn't just love her job; she loves each and every dog she works with to turn their lives around, giving them a second chance at finding forever homes.