This is the second story I've heard in 24 hours of an unprovoked pit bull attack on a Sheltie. I am so sick of hearing how loving and sweet this breed can be. It's too late when it's your dog, or your child. We don't know yet if this poor little dog will make it, and the attack dog is still free. Another tiny (11 pound, 11 years old) sheltie was attacked by a pit bull in michigan. She never even barked at the dog, who, was running loose. It is a wonder it didn't attack the little dog's owner when they beat on it to release her. She was rushed to an emergency hospital in lansing, and is still in surgery. These owners are facing huge vet bills and very possibly the loss of their beloved sheltie and the dog is still at large. Who owns it ? I don't know the answer but this is happening too much. SO many of these dogs are in the wrong hands. People are being killed by the dogs they got from rescue too...so many that were not socialized or abused. It is tragic on both ends, but, especially for the innocent children and those dogs that are harmless who pay the price for dogs that were bred to fight and kill and have the jaws to prove it. Yet responsible breeders of purebred dogs are criticized and people looking for a rescue dog are pushed and encouraged to "rescue a pit bull or pit bull mix."