On 14 November 2006, my husband Ric and I experienced one of the worst nightmares of a pet owner's fears-our beloved 13yr old Sheltie, Twilight, was attacked by a pack of coyotes on our 19 acre farm located in Felicity, Ohio. As it was still dark outside in the early morning hours of the 14th, we heard no barks or growls and Twilight was being dragged by the coyotes from our front lawn to behind our home, about 200 feet. Ric was able to find Twilight and bring her into the house where we began to tend to her wounds. At this point, she was in shock and bleeding from all areas of her body. As Ric quickly got dressed and on the road just before 6am, I called Sandy, one of the receptionists at the hospital I have known since the mid-1990's and informed her of what had taken place and of Twilight's condition. When my husband arrived at VAH just after they opened at 7:15am, the technicians were ready with a stretcher at the door and they all went into action to save Twilight's life. Dr. Kattelman and Dr. Moulton, both who have been veterinarians over 20 plus years, worked to save Twilight's life by tending to her wounds, giving fluids, antibiotics, pain medication, and other emergency care. On Thursday, the 16th, Twilight was stable and strong enough to undergo surgery by Dr. Kattelman. On Friday of the 17th, in the late afternoon, Ric and I brought Twilight home. Little by little, we found Twilight had a will to live we had never seen before. All the loving, professional care administered by Dr. Kattelman, Dr. Moulton, and the staff of the Village Animal Hospital saved Twilight's life. Their ongoing care and personal phone calls to ask how she was coming along have only strengthened our belief that these are people who care so very much about animals and are the only hospital we will entrust the care and lives of our pets to. You see, Twilight is our only dog and we have 7 cats. Our pets are our "children" and are very precious to us. We cannot recommend highly enough, and not even begin to thank Village Animal Hospital for all they have done for Twilight and us. May God bless them all.